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ERIC Number: ED001624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 19
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HIGH ROADS PROJECT, RECAPITULATION AND PROSPECTS 1963-1964.
Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
A TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRE EVALUATED THE PROJECT. RESULTS SHOWED THAT THE INSERVICE PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS, THE BOOKMOBILE, SATURDAY TRIPS, ASSEMBLY SPEAKERS, AND THE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RECEIVED THE GREATEST RECOGNITION. ALL TEACHERS SHOWED A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD THE PROJECT, AS WELL AS AN INTENSIVE COMMITMENT TO THE PUPILS. SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES TO RAISE THE ACHIEVEMENT AND CULTURAL LEVEL OF THE CHILDREN WERE THE LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM, THE ARITHMETIC PROGRAM, CONSULTATIVE SERVICE, AND FOLLOWUP EXPERIENCES. OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM, ACTIVITIES SUCH AS ASSEMBLIES, BOOK FAIRS, ART DISPLAYS, AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES WERE UTILIZED. SATURDAY ENRICHMENT AND SUMMER PROGRAMS WERE USED. TO HELP THE CHILD CREATE A MORE POSITIVE IMAGE OF HIMSELF, OUTSTANDING NEGROES WERE INVITED TO SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES, MORE RECOGNITION WAS GIVEN TO THE PUPILS' WORK, AND PARENTS WERE ENCOURAGED TO VIEW THEIR CHILDREN AS WORTHY AND CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING. TEACHERS SHOULD BE KEPT INFORMED AND INVOLVED THROUGH ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL BULLETIN BOARD, GIVING MORE TEACHERS SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES ON COMMITTEES, AND DISSEMINATING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVITIES. TEACHER MORALE AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WOULD BE IMPROVED AND THE INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL RAISED BY MAKING MORE HELP AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE. ACTIVITIES INVOLVING PARENTS AND THE COMMUNITY SHOULD ATTEMPT TO INCREASE PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY, OBTAIN WIDER PARTICIPATION AND INTEREST IN SCHOOL AFFAIRS, AND HELP PARENTS COMPREHEND THE POTENTIAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS OF THEIR CHILDREN.
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)