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ERIC Number: ED001774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jan
Pages: 107
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HIGHER HORIZONS. PROGRESS REPORT.
LANDERS, JACOB
HUMAN TALENT IS MUCH TOO PRECIOUS TO BE STIFLED AND WASTED. THEREFORE, IT SHOULD BE SOUGHT OUT, UNCOVERED, AND DEVELOPED IN THE SCHOOLS. HIGHER HORIZONS IS A QUEST FOR THE KIND OF EDUCATION WHICH, ADJUSTED TO THE NEEDS OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, WILL ENABLE THEM TO COMPETE WITH OTHER CHILDREN ON AN EQUAL BASIS AND TO RECEIVE A FAIR SHARE OF THE REWARDS OF SOCIETY. THE EXPERIMENT BEGAN IN 1959, IN TWO GRADES, THIRD AND SEVENTH. IT EXTENDED BY ONE ELEMENTARY AND ONE SECONDARY GRADE EACH YEAR. THE POPULATION OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDES BOTH ACADEMICALLY DISABLED AND ABLE CHILDREN. A MAJOR PART OF THE EFFORT HAS CONSISTED OF TRAINING AND RETRAINING TEACHERS. MORE TIME HAD BEEN GIVEN TO THE TRAINING OF NEW TEACHERS THAN TO ANY OTHER SINGLE ACTIVITY. INSPIRING TEACHERS WITH A FAITH IN THE EDUCABILITY OF CHILDREN IS A BASIC KEY IN TRAINING. AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL PATTERNS, WITH REMEDIAL SERVICES IN READING AND OTHER BASIC SKILLS, IS ANOTHER AREA OF PROGRAM ACTION. THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM IS ACCOMPANIED BY PLANNED CULTURAL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING AN EXTENSIVE TRIP PROGRAM. THE KEYSTONE HAS ALWAYS BEEN GUIDANCE SERVICE, AT THE HEART OF WHICH LIES INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)