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ERIC Number: ED001722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 7
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REPORT ON TALENT PRESERVATION OF THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS OF HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.
MOCK, JOZIE M.
SPECIAL ATTENTION WAS GIVEN TO SLOW LEARNERS WITH UNSTABLE AND CULTURALLY DEPRIVED BACKGROUNDS TO KEEP THEM INTERESTED AND IN SCHOOL. PARTICIPANTS WERE 14 YEARS OLD, WITH AN IQ OF 76-90 AND 2 YEARS' RETARDATION IN LANGUAGE, READING, AND MATHEMATICS. PROJECT TEACHERS WERE SPECIALLY SELECTED FOR THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND ABILITY TO TEACH EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE, SLOW LEARNERS. THE TEACHERS TOOK PART IN A 40-HOUR TRAINING WORKSHOP PRIOR TO TEACHING DUTY. IN ADDITION THERE WERE SEVEN INSERVICE TRAINING MEETINGS DURING THE YEAR. TEACHERS HAVE FOUND THE FOLLOWING TECHNIQUES EFFECTIVE--ALLOWING STUDENTS FREEDOM FROM PRESSURE, DARING TO BE CREATIVE AND IMAGINATIVE, MAINTAINING A SENSE OF HUMOR, AND STIMULATING THROUGH ENCOURAGEMENT AND SINCERE PRAISE. TEACHING MATERIALS ARE USED TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS AND TEACH THEM THE BASIC SKILLS THEY NEED. MACHINES AND PROGRAMED MATERIALS ARE CHOSEN FOR EASY READING AND HIGH-INTEREST LEVELS. AUDIOVISUAL AIDS, NEWSPAPERS AND FIELD TRIPS ARE USED TO TEACH PRACTICAL SKILLS THAT STUDENTS RECOGNIZE AS USEFUL.
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Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers: Texas (Houston)