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ERIC Number: ED001547
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 16
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MOBILIZATION FOR YOUTH IN NEW YORK CITY.
TANNENBAUM, ABRAHAM
INTERLOCKING ACTION PROGRAMS WERE DESIGNED TO OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW INCOME, MINORITY GROUPS IN A SLUM AREA. TODAY, THE MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS ARE IMPOVERISHED PUERTO RICAN IN-MIGRANTS, WITH A SMALLER SPRINKLING OF LOW INCOME NEGRO, CHINESE, JEWISH, ITALIAN, AND POLISH GROUPS. MYF PROVIDES JOB TRAINING AND PLACEMENT FOR UNEMPLOYED YOUTH, GROUP SOCIAL WORK AND ORGANIZATION OF THE UNAFFILIATED FOR COMMUNITY ACTION, SOCIAL SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES, AND SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH. THE VARIOUS EDUCATION PROVISIONS CLUSTER AROUND FIVE DISTINCT AREAS OF SERVICES, WHICH MAY BE CHARACTERIZED AS FOLLOWS--(1) CURRICULUM PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - THE CURRICULUM CENTER IS STAFFED BY EDUCATORS WITH EXPERIENCE IN DEPRESSED AREAS, AND ALSO SERVES AS A SOUNDING BOARD AND COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY FOR THE BEST IDEAS DEVELOPED IN THE LOCAL CLASSROOMS. LANGUAGE ARTS IS THE MAIN CONCERN, (2) TEACHER EDUCATION - BY LEARNING MORE ABOUT FAMILY LIFE IN THESE SLUM AREAS, TEACHERS WILL BE BETTER ABLE TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL, (3) EARLY EDUCATION INTERVENTION - STARTED IN PRESCHOOL WHERE IT IS POSSIBLE TO HEAD OFF RETARDATION THAT MOST OFTEN COMES EARLY IN THESE SLUM AREAS. SOME OF THESE CHILDREN ARE BILINGUAL OR NONENGLISH SPEAKING, (4) CORRECTION AND REMEDIATION - MOST OF THIS CORRECTION IS LOCATED IN THE SLUM AREAS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH COST OF MATERIALS, TEACHERS, AND HELPING SERVICES. MOBILIZATION IS ATTEMPTING TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS IN TWO WAYS--FIRST, BY IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION, AND SECOND, BY TRANSLATING SUPERIOR REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION INTO IMPROVED CLASSROOM TEACHING.
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Authoring Institution: Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: MOBILIZATION FOR YOUTH; New York (New York)