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ERIC Number: ED002036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May-15
Pages: 26
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REPORT OF JOINT PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR MORE EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
New York City Public Schools, Brooklyn, NY.
A DESCRIPTION OF THE MORE EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS PROGRAM IS PRESENTED. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES EDUCATION FOR 3- OR 4-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN. PREKINDERGARTEN CLASSES SHOULD HAVE 15 CHILDREN, AND OTHER GRADES A MAXIMUM OF 22 CHILDREN. THESE CLASSES SHOULD BE HETEROGENEOUSLY GROUPED, AND INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION SHOULD BE PROVIDED THROUGH FLEXIBLE GROUPING. PROVISION SHOULD BE MADE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS THOUGH THE TEACHER, GUIDANCE WORKER, AND A MEDICAL TEAM. EFFORTS SHOULD BE MADE TO OVERCOME THE EFFECTS OF PUPIL AND FAMILY MOBILITY THROUGH CLOSER COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, THE DEPARTMENT OF WELFARE, AND OTHER SOCIAL AGENCIES. CONCERN FOR PERSONNEL SHOULD INVOLVE RECRUITING A STAFF WHICH IS ENTHUSIASTIC, ABLE, AND COMMITTED TO THE PROGRAM. IN ORDER THAT TEACHERS HAVE TIME TO CONCENTRATE ON INSTRUCTION, THEY SHOULD HAVE A DAILY UNASSIGNED PREPARATION PERIOD WITH RELIEF FROM ALL NONTEACHING DUTIES. THE SCHOOL PLANT SHOULD BE PUT TO MAXIMUM USE--FOR A FULL SCHOOL DAY, ON WEEKENDS, AND DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. SCHOOLS SHOULD ALSO BE LOCATED TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM INTEGRATION. EACH SCHOOL SHOULD HAVE A COMMUNITY RELATIONS EXPERT TO PROMOTE GOOD HUMAN RELATIONS AMONG THE CHILDREN, THE STAFF, AND THE COMMUNITY. CONTINUED COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SHOULD INCLUDE PARENT ASSOCIATIONS, PARENT WORKSHOPS, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Public Schools, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)