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ERIC Number: ED001616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 12
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STAR PROGRAM 1963 - 64.
KATZ, DAVID; WOMACK, HERBERT H.
THE MAJOR EMPHASIS AT FERGUSON SCHOOL WAS LANGUAGE ARTS. AN EVALUATION REVEALED THAT, IN EVERY GRADE TESTED, THE NUMBER OF PUPILS ATTAINING GRADE OR ABOVE-GRADE SCORES INCREASED. DATA FROM THE INFORMAL READING INVENTORIES, ADMINISTERED THREE TIMES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR INDICATED A MEAN GROWTH OF TWO BOOK LEVELS. THE AREA IN WHICH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF GROWTH IN LANGUAGE ARTS SEEMED TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE WAS THAT OF CREATIVITY. THE INSERVICE COURSES PROVIDED FOR TEACHERS AND THE CONTINUED HELP OF THE SCHOOL CONSULTANTS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN VALUABLE AIDS IN EXPANDING AND IMPROVING TEACHING TECHNIQUES. IN SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS, PARENTS GENERALLY SHOWED A COOPERATIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD THE SCHOOL. THE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM WAS JUDGED TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL. AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, IN MOST CASES, RETAINED STUDENT INTEREST THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, THE FIELD TRIPS WERE WELL-ATTENDED. FUTURE PLANS TO HELP RAISE THE SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL OF PUPILS INCLUDE HOMOGENEOUS GROUPINGS FOR READING, MORE PLANNED OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVE WRITING, THE USE OF ORAL READING, FILMS, RECORDINGS, AND OTHER TECHNIQUES TO DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION FOR GOOD PROSE AND POETRY. FOR ARITHMETIC, DRILLS SHOULD BE CONTINUED, AND, FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE, USE OF AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS SHOULD BE EXPANDED. TEACHER GROWTH COULD BE ADVANCED IN THE AREA OF INSTRUCTION WITH THE USE OF CATALOGING INSTRUCTIONAL AIDS AVAILABLE IN SCHOOL. ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE PLANNED TO CONTINUE AND EXPAND THE STAFF'S LOYALTY TOWARD TEACHING, THE SCHOOL, AND ITS PROGRAM. THE SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS PROGRAM SHOULD SEE TO IT THAT PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT THE SCHOOL REGULARLY AND THAT THERE ARE MORE "GETTING ACQUAINTED" EVENING MEETINGS OF TEACHERS AND PARENTS. THE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM COULD BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE THIRD-YEAR PUPILS, AND MORE OPPORTUNITIES SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO DISPLAY THE RESULTS OF AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES.
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)