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ERIC Number: ED001737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 228
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CURRICULUM RESOURCE MATERIALS FOR MEETING SCHOOL RETENTION AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT NEEDS.
SAVITZKY, CHARLES
THE CURRICULUM MATERIALS WERE PROVIDED TO AID SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF SLOW LEARNERS AND POTENTIAL HIGH DROPOUTS. THE AIM IS TO PROVIDE A BASIC EDUCATION, ENCOURAGE A SUCCESSFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCE, AND PREPARE THEM FOR THE WORLD OF WORK. APPROACHES AND METHODS ARE GEARED TO THE SLOW LEARNER, AND MATERIAL IS PRESENTED WHICH WILL BE FUNCTIONAL AND RELATED TO THEIR EXPERIENCES. IT SERVES TO DIRECT THOSE ABOUT TO MAKE OR ALREADY MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO THE JOB. TOPICS ARE ALSO DESIGNED TO INCULCATE DESIRABLE ETHICAL, SOCIAL AND CIVIC ATTITUDES. WAYS OF IDENTIFYING THE SLOW LEARNER AND SPECIAL TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING IS EMPHASIZED. THE IMPORTANCE OF GUIDANCE BY TEACHERS AND OTHER PERSONNEL IS EMPHASIZED. A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY GIVES FURTHER REFERENCE. UNITS INCLUDE BACKGROUND IN AMERICAN HERITAGE AND GOVERNMENT, LANGUAGE ARTS, BASIC SCIENCE, AND MATHEMATICS. OTHERS INVOLVE USE OF LEISURE, PREPARATION FOR DRIVING AND FAMILY MEMBERSHIP. SEVERAL RELATE MORE DIRECTLY TO THE WORLD OF WORK, EXPLORING JOBS, SKILLS AND INDUSTRY. EACH UNIT STATES ITS OBJECTIVES AND CONTENT, AND SUGGESTS TEACHING MATERIALS AND PLANS. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS COMMITTEE REPORTS ON A PROGRAM FOR SLOW LEARNERS AND A DESCRIPTION OF NEW YORK'S WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM. THIS ENABLED A GROUP OF STUDENTS WHO FAILED TO ADJUST TO THE HIGH SCHOOL SITUATION TO HAVE A PART-TIME JOB UNDER SUPERVISION OF A COORDINATOR WHILE ATTENDING SCHOOL.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)