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ERIC Number: ED001515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Aug-1
Pages: 64
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PROGRESS REPORT FOR 1963-64 DESCRIBING THE PROJECT ABLE PROGRAM.
MARGULIS, JOHAN G.
PROJECT ABLE IS AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY AND TO ENCOURAGE POTENTIALLY ABLE PUPILS FROM CULTURALLY DEPRIVED OR LOW SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS TO COMPLETE APPROPRIATE PROGRAMS OF SECONDARY EDUCATION. STUDENTS FROM THE SEVENTH AND TWELFTH GRADES FROM CULTURALLY POOR OR UNHAPPY HOMES WERE SELECTED BY PRINCIPALS AND FACULTIES OF SCHOOLS IN THE BUFFALO SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE SELECTION WAS BASED ON SUCH CRITERIA AS SCHOOL RECORDS, TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS, AND INTELLIGENCE TESTS. THE STAFF OF THE PROJECT (TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS) MET WITH GROUPS OF STUDENTS BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL. THE PROJECT PROVIDED VARIOUS REMEDIAL AND ADVANCED COURSES AND LANGUAGE COURSES, AND FORMED CLUBS OF INTEREST TO THE STUDENTS. COUNSELING WAS UNDERTAKEN IN GROUP SESSIONS, ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND WITH THE PARENTS OF THE STUDENTS. THE LAST SESSION WAS CARRIED OUT BY A HOME-SCHOOL COORDINATOR WHO HAD ACHIEVED SOME SUCCESS IN CONVINCING PARENTS OF THE VALUE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. THE COMMUNITY WAS ENLISTED FOR AID, AND MANY OUTSIDE LECTURES AND TOURS WERE ORGANIZED. THE PROJECT HAS LED TO SOME POSITIVE RESULTS, ESPECIALLY IN INSTILLING A REGARD FOR EDUCATION AMONG THE STUDENTS. PROJECT ABLE, WITH EXPANDED FACILITIES AND MODIFICATIONS, WILL CONTINUE IN 1964-65.
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Authoring Institution: Buffalo Board of Education, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Buffalo); PROJECT ABLE