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ERIC Number: ED002366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 118
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THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES POOL--A PILOT PROJECT IN THE ENRICHMENT OF PUPLIC EDUCATION, REPORT 1960-61.
South Orangetown Central School District, Orangeburg, NY.
A SATURDAY MORNING SEMINAR PROGRAM USED ROCKLAND COUNTY'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES POOL OF PROFESSIONALS TO TEACH SELECTED STUDENTS FROM GRADES 6-12 IN SCIENCE, ART, WRITING, SOCIAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT, LAW AND "CRITICAL THINKING" (LOGIC). IN ADDITION, THREE CONCERT-SEMINARS BY PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS WERE HELD FOR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. SELECTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN A "HORIZONS OF MEDICINE" PROJECT CONDUCTED IN COOPERATION WITH COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. THE EVALUATION WAS MADE AFTER 1 YEAR OF EXPERIMENTATION. REPORTS ARE INCLUDED FROM THE SCIENTISTS, THE WRITERS, THE SOCIAL SCIENTISTS, THE "CRITICAL THINKING" DISCUSSION LEADERS, THE ARTISTS, AND THE MUSICIANS. COMMENTS OF THE TEACHERS AND SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AS WELL AS THOSE OF SELECTED STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED TO GIVE A MORE COMPLETE REACTION. A REPORT ON PARENT AND COMMUNITY REACTION IS RECORDED BY P.T.A. LEADERS. A SPARK OF EDUCATIONAL MOTIVATION WAS KINDLED IN SOME CASES. IN SPITE OF ATTACKS THROUGH UNFOUNDED RUMORS, THE COMMUNITY STOOD FIRM BEHIND THE PROGRAM. THE REPORT ATTEMPTS TO TELL WHAT DID HAPPEN IN THE SEMINARS AND RECORD REACTIONS TO IT RATHER THAT TO MAKE AN EVALUATION.
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Authoring Institution: South Orangetown Central School District, Orangeburg, NY.
Identifiers: COMMUNITY RESOURCES POOL