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ERIC Number: ED002054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Jun
Pages: 196
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TOWARD GREATER OPPORTUNITY--A PROGRESS REPORT FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION DEALING WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON INTEGRATION.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
ABOUT 45 RECOMMENDATIONS IN SIX GENERAL AREAS OF CONCERN RESULTED FROM A REPORT BY THE COMMISSION ON INTEGRATION. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS FOCUSED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY ON ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. THE CHILDREN CONSIDERED IN THE INTEGRATION STUDY WERE NEGROES AND PUERTO RICANS, ALTHOUGH NO DISTINCTION IS MADE IN THE REPORT AMONG UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT ETHNIC GROUPS. THE FIRST GENERAL AREA OF CONCERN INCLUDED EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM. THE RECOMMENDATION OF RAISING THE LEVEL OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT WAS CARRIED OUT THROUGH READING PROGRAMS, A SCHOOL LIBRARY, AUDIOVISUAL INSTRUCTIONAL AIDS, PARENT-SCHOOL RELATIONS, AND SPECIAL ATTENTION TO STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND HEALTH. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAMS FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN WAS ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY AND ADJUSTMENT CLASSES FOR BOTH INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED AND MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN WERE IMPLEMENTED. THE SECOND GENERAL HEADING OF RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED GUIDANCE, EDUCATION STIMULATIONS, AND PLACEMENT. ALL-DAY NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS, THE DEMONSTRATION GUIDANCE PROGRAM, AND THE HIGHER HORIZONS PROJECT WERE AMONG THE SPECIFIC PROGRAMS INITIATED. OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNED TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS AND PERSONNEL, SCHOOL ZONING, SITE SELECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING, AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS. THE LATTER AREA INVOLVED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF--A CENTRALIZED COMMUNITY RELATIONS UNIT TO COORDINATE WORK WITH PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL, CIVIC GROUPS, AND PRIVATE AGENCIES, NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS TO HELP STIMULATE A FAVORABLE CLIMATE FOR INTEGRATION, AND A PUBLIC INFORMATION UNIT TO INFORM THE PUBLIC OF THE WORK OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND TO SECURE COMMUNITY GOODWILL RESULTING IN A BETTER EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)