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ERIC Number: ED001509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 1
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EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM - 1964.
FUNK, JOHN H.
THE EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM - 1964 WAS A COOPERATIVE UNDERTAKING OF SIX INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS IN OR NEAR BOSTON AND A NUMBER OF INTERESTED ORGANIZATIONS THAT OFFERED THE USE OF THEIR FACILITIES AND PERSONNEL TO AN URBAN COMMUNITY DURING THE NONSCHOOL MONTHS. THE AIM OF THE PROGRAM WAS TO OFFER CHALLENGING AND EXPLORATORY STUDY WHICH COULD SUPPLEMENT THE WORK NORMALLY DONE BY STUDENTS DURING THE REGULAR SCHOOL YEAR. EMPHASIS WAS ON ENGLISH, SCIENCE, AND VARIETY OF CREATIVE AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN ART, DRAMATICS, AND MUSIC. DAILY SPORTS AND RECREATION PERIODS WERE ALSO INCLUDED. THE FACULTY AT THE THREE CENTERS WAS SELECTED FROM THE REGULAR STAFF OF THE SIX PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS AND FROM THE BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ALSO STUDENT AIDES, DRAWN FROM BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS, ASSISTED WITH THE CLASSROOM WORK AND IN ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS. THE BASIC CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY WAS AN IQ OF 105 AND ABILITY TO READ AT GRADE LEVEL. AN EFFORT WAS MADE TO ACHIEVE A FIFTY PERCENT BALANCE BETWEEN NEGRO AND WHITE CHILDREN. AN EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE PROGRAMS WAS IN ENGLISH IN THE JUNIOR HIGH DIVISION OF THE MILTON ACADEMY CENTER, IT OCCUPIED TWELVE PERIODS PER WEEK - TWO SINGLE AND FIVE DOUBLE PERIODS. THE FIVE SECTIONS WERE HETEROGENEOUS WITH CHILDREN OF VARYING GRADE AND ABILITY LEVELS. ALL OF THE FIVE SECTIONS USED, AS BASIC MATERIALS, THE SCHOLASTIC LITERATURE UNITS, WHICH CONSISTED OF AN ANTHOLOGY OF PROSE AND VERSE CENTERED ON A SINGLE THEME, AND A RATHER WIDE SELECTION OF SHORT AND LONGER NOVELS FOR SMALL GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL READING. THROUGH THE USE OF THESE BOOKS AND OTHERS CHOSEN FOR INDIVIDUAL READING PROGRAMS, THE TEACHERS WERE ABLE TO GIVE THE STUDENTS EXPERIENCE IN READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, AND LISTENING.
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Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS