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ERIC Number: ED002365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Feb
Pages: 58
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A COMMUNITY SCHOOL VENTURE--TOP PROFESSIONALS WORK WITH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
MALLERY, DAVID
OBSERVATIONS ARE PRESENTED ON A COMMUNITY PROJECT, STARTED IN 1958, TO EXPOSE CHILDREN TO CREATIVE WORK AND THUS ASSIST THEM TO DETERMINE CAREERS. YOUNG PEOPLE, AGES 10-18 AND RESPRESENTING 15 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOL POPULATION, WORK SATURDAY MORNINGS WITH PROFESSIONALS (SCIENTISTS, ARTISTS, HISTORIANS) WHO ARE ORGANIZED IN A COMMUNITY RESOURCES POOL. IN 1960, THE SEMINARS BECAME PART OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, THEY DEMONSTRATE HOW CAREFUL PLANNING AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY CAN HAVE FRUITFUL RESULTS. SEMINAR SUCCESS DEPENDS UPON SUPERIOR LEADERS WITH ENTHUSIASM, A MORE IMPORTANT FACTOR THAN TEACHING KNOWLEDGE OR PERSONALITY TRAITS. THE PROGRAM'S CENTRAL VALUE IS THAT IT BRINGS THE YOUNG PEOPLE INTO A KIND OF REALITY MISSED IN SCHOOL, PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE BECAUSE THE STUDENTS FEEL NO PRESSURE TO MAKE SCORES FOR THE RECORD. SPONTANEITY AND INTEREST ARE CONSISTENTLY PRESENT, DUE APPARENTLY, TO AN ATTITUDE OF EXPLORATION AND A SITUATION WHERE LEADER AND CHILDREN WORK TOGETHER. THE KIND OF IDENTIFICATION HAPPENING IN THE SEMINARS IS BEYOND PRICE IN ITS MEANING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)