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ERIC Number: ED001762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Feb
Pages: 13
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NEW YORK CITY PROGRAMS OF EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED.
LANDERS, JACOB
ONE OF THE MAJOR PROGRAMS AFFECTING NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS, HIGHER HORIZONS, IS A QUEST FOR THE KIND OF EDUCATION WHICH WILL ENABLE DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN TO COMPETE WITH OTHER CHILDREN ON THE BASIS OF EQUALITY AND TO RECEIVE A FAIR SHARE OF THE REWARDS OF SOCIETY. MAJOR FACTS INCLUDE COMPENSATORY SERVICES, EXPANDED GUIDANCE SERVICES, CULTURAL ENRICHMENT, PARENT INVOLVEMENT, AND INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT. SEVERAL PROJECTS HAVE BEEN IN OPERATION TO HELP DROPOUTS AND POTENTIAL DROPOUTS. "OPERATION RETURN" HELPS YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE LEFT SCHOOL BUT WISH TO RETURN AND COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL AND A SCHOOL-TO-EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM SEEKS TO MOTIVATE POTENTIAL DROPOUTS TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL. POSTGRADUATE TRAINING IN MACHINE SHOP WORK, A CIVIL SERVICE COURSE, A JOINT PROGRAM OF EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING AND JOB PLACEMENT, EVENING GUIDANCE CENTERS FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH, AND EVENING HIGH SCHOOLS WITH PREEMPLOYMENT COURSES ARE OTHER FACETS OF THE GENERAL PROGRAM TO AID DROPOUTS. A NUMBER OF PROJECTS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR PARTICULAR SCHOOL LEVELS. IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, JUNIOR GUIDANCE CLASSES HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED TO PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF SERIOUS MALADJUSTMENT. ALL-DAY NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS, A PREKINDERGARTEN PROJECT, A KINDERGARTEN PROJECT, AND EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS ARE OTHER ASPECTS OF THE ELEMENTARY PROGRAM. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS INCLUDE CAREER GUIDANCE CLASSES, READING CLINICS, AND PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION. OTHER PROGRAMS INCLUDE--ZONING, OPEN ENROLLMENT, TEACHER TRAINING, IDENTIFICATION OF ABLE CHILDREN, ADDITIONAL SCHOOL PERSONNEL AND SERVICES, A PROJECT FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING STUDENTS, AND THE 600 SCHOOLS PROJECT FOR "PROBLEM" CHILDREN AND YOUTH VULNERABLE TO DELINQUENCY.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: HIGHER HORIZONS PROGRAM; New York (New York)