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ERIC Number: ED002267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 58
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WESTERN STATES SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT, SUMMER WORKSHOP 1963.
JESSER, DAVID L.
THE WESTERN STATES SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT (WSSSP) IS A MULTISTATE COOPERATIVE ENDEAVOR TO IDENTIFY AND DEFINE WAYS OF STRENGTHENING THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN SMALL SCHOOLS WHICH CANNOT BE CONSOLIDATED. SUMMER WORKSHOPS ARE HELD IN EACH STATE. A SUMMARY AND REPORT OF SEVERAL WSSSP SUMMER WORKSHOPS IS INCLUDED. THE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE CONSISTS OF LECTURES BY SPECIAL CONSULTANTS, DISCUSSIONS, AND EVENING EXCHANGE MEETINGS FOR THE GROUPS INVOLVED. "A TEACHER'S PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION," BY MARIE YORK, SUMMARIZES IDEALS FOR TEACHER PERFORMANCE. DISCUSSED ARE SUCH TOPICS AS PARENT CONFERENCES, THE METHOD PROBLEM, GROUPING, ADAPTING METHODS TO ABILITIES, REMEDIAL TEACHING, AUTOMATION, AND INDIVIDUAL STUDY CENTERS. "THE TELEPHONE AS A TEACHING TOOL" DESCRIBES THE LIMITED USE OF THE TELEPHONE IN THE NEVADA SCHOOLS CURRICULUM AND EXPLAINS PLANS TO INCREASE ITS USE. THE SPEAKER-PHONE CAN BE A METHOD TO BRING OUTSIDERS TO THE SMALL, ISOLATED SCHOOL. "THE NON-GRADED HIGH SCHOOL," BY B. FRANK BROWN, SUGGESTS FIVE CONTINUOUS LEARNING GROUPS FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH THE NONGRADED COLLEGE. EDUCATION SHOULD BE EXPERIMENTAL, FLEXIBLE, AND UNRESTRAINED IN ORDER TO DEVELOP A FORM COMPATIBLE WITH NEEDS. "THE LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE APPROACH TO READING," BY JAMES HALCOMB, DESCRIBES ONE STAFF'S EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE TEACHING OF READING. CHILDREN ARE GIVEN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS WHICH ASK FOR DIVERGENT RESPONSES. THE QUESTION "WHY" CAN EVOKE A CHILD'S EXPERIENCES WHICH, IN TURN, CAN MOTIVATE HIM IN HIS THINKING, TALKING, WRITING, AND READING. "IMPROVEMENT OF PERSONNEL UTILIZATION," BY M. DELBERT LOBB, EMPHASIZES THE NEED FOR TEACHERS TO APPLY NEW TEACHING METHODS AND MATERIALS WHICH CAN ELIMINATE THE TIME-LAG BETWEEN DISCOVERY AND PRACTICE.
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Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers: Nevada (Carson City); WESTERN STATES SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT