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ERIC Number: ED002079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Pages: 62
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"600" SCHOOLS, YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
THE "600" SCHOOLS ARE DESIGNED TO EDUCATE EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED AND SOCIALLY MALADJUSTED CHILDREN WHO ARE RECOMMENDED FOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS BECAUSE THEY ARE UNABLE TO PROFIT FROM INSTRUCTION IN A NORMAL SCHOOL SETTING, WHERE THEY MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR OTHER CHILDREN TO RECEIVE INSTRUCTION. THE "600" SCHOOLS STRIVE TO REHABILITATE SUCH CHILDREN BY--PROVIDING A THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENT WITH INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PUPILS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL, PROVIDING AN ENVIRONMENT WITH ACTIVITIES TO PREPARE THE PUPIL FOR REENTERING A REGUALR SCHOOL, AND GUIDING AND MOTIVATING THE CHILD THROUGH SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND SELF-REALIZATION. THE TERM "600" SCHOOL INCLUDES SEVERAL TYPES OF SCHOOLS, EACH OF WHICH SERVES TO MEET A DIFFERENT COMBINATION OF SPECIAL NEEDS. THE DAY SCHOOLS ARE AIMED AT REHABILITATION OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE WITHDRAWN FROM REGULAR SCHOOLS BECAUSE OF SERIOUS BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS. INSTITUTIONAL SCHOOLS ARE ATTENDED BY DELINQUENT OR EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED STUDENT PLACED BY COURT ORDER OR SOCIAL AGENCY REFERRAL. THIRTEEN TREATMENT CENTERS, FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES, ARE ATTACHED AS ANNEXES TO EITHER INSTITUTIONAL OR DAY SCHOOLS. THERE ARE TWO REMAND CENTERS WHICH SERVE AS TEMPORARY SHELTER FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO THEM BY COURTS AND ARE WAITING DISPOSITION OF THEIR CASES. A FINAL CATEGORY IS THE HOSPITAL SCHOOL WHICH SERVES PREADOLESCENT CHILDREN ADMITTED TO A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL FOR OBSERVATION AND DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION. MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE "600" SCHOOLS, TO BE IMPLEMENTED DURING THE 1965-66 SCHOOL YEAR, INCLUDE EXPANDING EXISTING SERVICES FOR EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED AND SOCIALLY MALADJUSTED CHILDREN IN REGULAR SCHOOLS, STRENGTHENING THE TOTAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM, STRENGTHENING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL, A ACCELERATING DAY SCHOOL PROGRAMS, AND ESTABLISHING AN ADVISORY COORDINATING COMMITTEE.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)