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ERIC Number: ED001655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Oct
Pages: 34
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LABORATORY FOR CHANGE--THE MADISON AREA PROJECT. SUMMARY REPORT.
HALL, SHIRLEY W.
THE PROJECT HAD ITS BEGINNING AT ONE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. ATTENTION WAS TURNED TO THE VARIETY OF URBAN PROBLEMS WHICH CAUSE EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGEMENT. TEACHER PREPARATION, DESEGREGATION, PRESCHOOL, TRAINING, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, STUDENT MOTIVATION, AND SCHOOL DROPOUTS WERE IDENTIFIED AS SOME OF THE MAJOR AREAS IN NEED OF GREATER ATTENTION. THE SYRACUSE SCHOOL DISTRICT VIA THE MADISON AREA PROJECT SERVED AS THE CATALYST FOR CHANGE TOWARD THE GOAL OF ESTABLISHING A BROADER FRAMEWORK OF ACTION IN SOLVING URBAN PROBLEMS. THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS, PROJECTS, AND SERVICES WERE DEVELOPED IN THE FIRST 2 YEARS--UNGRADED SCHOOLS, CURRICULUM REVISION, SPECIALIZED GROUPING, TRIPS AND ENRICHMENT, SUMMER SCHOOLS, MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS, REMEDIAL READING, VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, MATHEMATICS DEVELOPMENT, WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS, AND PROJECT ABLE (A PROGRAM TO MOTIVATE UNDERACHIEVERS). A PREVIEW OF ITS THIRD AND FINAL YEAR, 1964-65, REVEALS THE BEGINNING OF TRIANGULAR PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THREE INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF SYRACUSE YOUTH--THE SYRACUSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE MAYOR'S COMMISSION FOR YOUTH, AND SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY. TEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL SERVE AS OPERATION HEADQUARTERS FOR FOUR PROJECTS-- THE MADISON AREA PROJECT, THE SYRACUSE ACTION FOR YOUTH PROGRAM, URBAN TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM, AND THE SCHOOL INTEGRATION PROGRAM.
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.
Identifiers: MADISON AREA PROJECT; New York (Syracuse); PROJECT ABLE; URBAN TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM