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ERIC Number: ED002017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Sep
Pages: 44
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THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PROGRAM IN THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. PROGRESS REPORT -- 9/1960-9/1963.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
THE SELECTION OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS WAS BASED ON WHETHER THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S ENROLLMENT CONSISTED OF 90 PERCENT NEGRO AND/OR PUERTO RICAN, OR 90 PERCENT ANY OTHER ETHNIC GROUP, AND WHETHER THESE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FED INTO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. SCHOOLS WITH A 95 PERCENT OR LARGER ETHNIC GROUP WERE USED IN THE STUDY. TO ACQUAINT AND ORIENT THE STAFF, CONFERENCES FOR ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS WERE HELD. TEACHERS PARTICIPATED IN INSERVICE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS, AND LIAISON WITH LAY GROUPS WAS MAINTAINED. PROCEDURES USED IN THE "SENDING" SCHOOLS INCLUDED PRINCIPALS DISCUSSING THE PURPOSES AND PROCEDURES OF THE PROGRAM WITH THE STAFF AND STRESSING THE DECISION OF PARENTS TO TRANSFER THEIR CHILDREN TO A SCHOOL HAVING A MORE VARIED ETHNIC POPULATION DISTRIBUTION. THE PROCEDURES USED IN THE "RECEIVING" SCHOOLS WERE SIMILAR IN THAT THE PRINCIPALS HELD CONFERENCES WITH THEIR STAFFS TO PREPARE THEM FOR THE CHILDREN TO BE TRANSFERRED AND ACQUAINTED THEM WITH THE PURPOSES OF THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PROGRAM. PRINCIPALS WERE CAUTIONED TO AVOID PLACING INCOMING PUPILS IN CLASS STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT OR IQ LEVEL. GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, SCHOOL-COMMUNITY COORDINATORS, AND READING CONSULTANTS WORKED WITH PRINCIPALS TO HELP TEACHERS MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INCOMING PUPILS. TRANSFERRED PUPILS WERE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT THE NEW SCHOOL FOR AT LEAST 1 YEAR. GRAPHS AND TABLES WERE GIVEN.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)