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ERIC Number: ED001633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Pages: 83
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PROMISING PRACTICES FROM THE PROJECTS FOR THE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED.
Great Cities Research Council, Chicago, IL.
IN THE SURVEY TAKEN OF 14 URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SUCCESSFUL SPECIAL PROJECTS INCLUDED--INSERVICE EDUCATION AND RECRUITMENT, READING PROGRAMS, SUMMER PROGRAMS, COMMUNITY SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPS, GUIDANCE ACTIVITIES, EARLY ADMISSIONS PROGRAMS, TEAM-TEACHING PROGRAMS, SPECIAL PLACEMENT CLASSES AND JOB RETRAINING PROGRAMS. ALL PRACTICES ARE INTENDED TO SERVE AS COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTH. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT DESCRIBED BRIEFLY A FEW OF ITS SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS. BALTIMORE'S "EARLY ADMISSIONS" SEEKS TO GIVE CHILDREN THE ABILITY TO COMPETE SUCCESSFULLY IN SCHOOL. ENRICHED READING IS PART OF THE BUFFALO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE CULTURALLY DIFFERENT. FOURTEEN YEAR OLDS ARE SPECIALLY GROUPED IN NONGRADED CLASSES TO BUILD READING SKILLS IN PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE COMPENSATORY EDUCATION IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS, SPECIAL TEXTBOOKS GIVING ATTENTION TO THE AMERICAN NEGRO, LIBRARY SERVICES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AND SUMMER SCHOOL AND DEMONSTRATION SCHOOLS. HOUSTON HAS INITIATED A BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRIVE, WHILE LOS ANGELES IS PROVIDING TUTORIAL SERVICES AND A WORK-STUDY PROGRAM FOR POTENTIAL DROPOUTS. ORIENTATION IS PROVIDED IN MILWAUKEE FOR IMMIGRANT AND TRANSIENT CHILDREN. NEW YORK'S DEMONSTRATION GUIDANCE PROJECT IS ATTEMPTING TO PREVENT DROPOUTS WITH PREEMPLOYMENT EDUCATION, NIGHT SCHOOL, CAREER GUIDANCE CLASSES AND THE SCHOOL-TO-EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS. INSERVICE EDUCATION, SCHOOL-COMMUNITY COORDINATING TEAMS, AND LANGUAGE ARTS ARE GIVEN EMPHASIS IN PHILADELPHIA. PITTSBURGH USES TEAM-TEACHING FOR MORE ABLE STUDENTS. ST. LOUIS HAS FOUGHT THE DROPOUT PROBLEM BY USING TUTORING, COUNSELING AND WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS. SAN FRANCISCO HAS A YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES CENTER TO TRAIN YOUTH FOR JOBS AND TO HELP THEM FIND EMPLOYMENT.
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Authoring Institution: Great Cities Research Council, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; Illinois (Chicago)