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ERIC Number: ED001610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 9
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GREAT CITIES SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. TARGET PROGRAM 1963-64.
KELSEY, GERALDINE; AND OTHERS
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AREA OF THE PROGRAM WAS READING. THE BOOK LEVELS INCREASED FOR THE CHILDREN. THE LONGER A CHILD WAS INVOLVED WITH THE PROJECT, THE GREATER WAS HIS RATE OF PROGRESS. IN EVALUATING THE ROLE OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY, IT WAS EVIDENT THAT A MEDIAN INCREASE OF SLIGHTLY MORE THAN THREE READING LEVELS WAS ACHIEVED. THROUGH THE CREATION OF THE 4-40 CLUB PROGRAM (NOT DESCRIBED), NOTABLE PROGRESS OCCURRED IN LEARNING THE NUMBER FACTS. IN-SERVICE PROGRAMS STIMULATED THE FACULTY TO TRY NEW AND CHALLENGING WAYS OF PRESENTING MATERIALS. TEACHERS FELT THAT BECAUSE OF IN-SERVICE HELP, MANY AREAS OF LANGUAGE ARTS HAD IMPROVED. THE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM WAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE AN ARITHMETIC GROUP, A HOMEWORK GROUP, TWO BELL GROUPS, AND THE GLEE CLUB. THE SCHOOL-COMMUNITY COORDINATOR ORGANIZED A SMALL BUT ACTIVE GROUP OF HUNTER AIDS WHO MADE MANY PERSONAL CONTACTS WITH PARENTS. THEY STIMULATED PARENTAL INTEREST IN COMING TO SCHOOL AND IN ASSISTING CLASS TRIPS. MEDICAL SERVICES AND SPEECH CORRECTION SERVICE WERE OFFERED. THOUGH LIMITED, THE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES GAVE THE CHILDREN A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES IN WHICH TO PARTICIPATE. FUTURE PLANS INCLUDED A CONTINUATION OF ALL EXTRA SERVICES, AND A RENEWED EMPHASIS ON STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR IN SCHOOL AND NEIGHBORHOOD.
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)