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ERIC Number: ED001615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 21
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BEACON PROGRAM, EVALUATION SUMMARY-1962-1963, PROJECTED-1963-1964.
Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
THE PROGRAM'S PURPOSE WAS TO RAISE PUPIL'S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, INCREASE THE PROCESSIONAL GROWTH OF THE STAFF, DEVELOP PUPIL POTENTIAL, BRING ENRICHMENT TO BOTH CHILDREN AND THE COMMUNITY, AND DEVELOP A WHOLESOME, HARMONIOUS, AND INTELLIGENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY. STAFF EVALUATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVEALED DEFINITE PROGRESS IN LANGUAGE ARTS AND ARITHMETIC. WITH REGARD TO TEACHER-PUPIL RELATIONS THE CONSENSUS WAS THAT CLASSROOM RELATIONS HAD BEEN WHOLESOME AND THAT THE CHILDREN WERE GENERALLY COOPERATIVE AND COURTEOUS. TEACHER-PARENT RELATIONS WERE JUDGED BY ALL TO BE WHOLESOME AND HELPFUL. THE ASSISTANCE OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY TEACHER, THE READING ADJUSTMENT TEACHER, THE SCIENCE COLLABORATOR, CONSULTING TEACHERS, THE SPEECH TEACHER, AND HOME-AND SCHOOL-COMMUNITY COORDINATORS WAS HELPFUL AND BENEFICIAL TO THE PROGRAM. EXPANSION WAS PROJECTED FOR THE INSERVICE PROGRAMS, SCHOOL-WIDE DRIVES, HEALTH PROGRAM, PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, COUNSELING SERVICE, AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES. SCHOOL-COMMUNITY COORDINATORS REPORTED THAT THE HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION'S MEETINGS WERE CONSTRUCTIVE AND INFORMATIVE, AS WERE THE DISCUSSION GROUPS. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY HAD REMAINED GOOD. SUGGESTIONS WERE MADE FOR CONTINUING THE CURRICULUM IN THE AREAS OF LANGUAGE ARTS, SPELLING, HANDWRITING, FUNCTIONAL AND CREATIVE WRITING, SPOKEN LANGUAGE, ARITHMETIC, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND THE ARTS. THE HOMOGENEOUS GROUPING OF CHILDREN SHOULD BE CONTINUED, AND, WITH REGARD TO STAFF GROWTH, SMALL GROUP GRADE MEETINGS SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED. INSERVICE PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL SERVICES SHOULD BE EXPANDED.
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)