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ERIC Number: ED001638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Aug
Pages: 21
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STEPS TOWARD COMPENSATORY EDUCATION IN THE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS. HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS. REPORT OF AN EVALUATIVE STUDY.
CITIZENS SCHOOLS COMMITTEE OF CHICAGO
THE CITIZENS COMMITTEE OFFERS SUGGESTIONS FOR COMPENSATORY EDUCATION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ALL CHILDREN LIVING IN AREAS OF HIGH TRANSIENCY WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A MEAGER EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND. THE SUGGESTIONS ARE--THAT CLASS SIZE BE LIMITED TO 25 STUDENTS. THAT THE LENGTH OF SCHOOL IN "DIFFICULT" AREAS BE LENGTHENED, AND THAT THE SALARY OF TEACHERS BE INCREASED. IN THESE "DIFFICULT" SCHOOLS, EXPERIENCED, SKILLED TEACHERS SHOULD BE USED, AND THE REWARDING OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER CERTIFICATES SHOULD BE INITIATED. IN THE PRIMARY GRADES, READING AND THE USE OF ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED. CHILDREN WITH LOWER THAN AVERAGE ABILITY LEVELS AND SERIOUS EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS SHOULD BE GIVEN SPECIAL CARE, AND THE DEGREE OF COUNSELING AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE THEY RECEIVE SHOULD BE INCREASED. PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS, AFTER-SCHOOL PROJECTS, AND SUMMER SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES SHOULD BE EXPANDED. PARENTS SHOULD BE INVOLVED, AND VOLUNTEERS SHOULD BE USED. PROCEDURES WERE SUGGESTED TO IMPLEMENT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS--(1) A GREATER CONTINUITY OF PRINCIPALS, (2) THE FREEING OF ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS FROM CLASSROOM TEACHING, (3) THE PROVISION OF MORE TEACHING MATERIALS AND SUCH SPECIAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES AS TRIPS, (4) ORIENTATION PROGRAMS, PLACEMENT CENTERS AND REMEDIATION CENTERS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS, AND (5) AN INSERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS. AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY IS APPENDED.
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Citizens School Committee, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)