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ERIC Number: ED002450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 132
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AN EDUCATION PROPOSAL FOR RURAL, NON-FARM YOUTH IN KANAWHA COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA.
Kanawha County Schools, Charleston, WV.
THE SCHOOLS HAVE NEGLECTED TO PROVIDE FOR A SIGNIFICANT PERCENT OF THE RURAL CULTURALLY DEPRIVED STUDENTS BY NOT OFFERING A STRONG VOCATIONAL PROGRAM. SELECTED SCHOOLS WILL BEGIN A SERIES OF PROGRAMS. CONTROL GROUPS WILL BE MAINTAINED UNDER TRADITIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR PURPOSES OF EDUCATION. PROGRAMS WILL BE INITIATED FOR PRESCHOOL THROUGH ADULT AGE-GROUPS. THE PRESCHOOL EDUCATION WILL ATTEMPT TO PREPARE DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL SITUATIONS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF VERBAL SKILLS AND BEHAVIOR SKILLS SUCH AS SELF-CARE AND SHARING. ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE ORAL EXPRESSION, BEGINNING READING, COOPERATIVE PLAY, MUSIC, AND FIELD TRIPS FOR CULTURAL ENRICHMENT. THE PRIMARY PROGRAM WILL EMPHASIZE COMMUNICATION SKILLS, PARTICULARLY READING. MATERIALS WILL RELATE TO THE EXPERIENCES OF CHILDREN. INSTRUCTION WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED IN GROUPS, WITH ADDITIONAL INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION. THE INTERMEDIATE DIVISION WILL EMPHASIZE WRITING AS WELL AS READING. SUBJECTS SHOULD RELATE TO COMMUNITY LIFE AND INDIVIDUAL STUDENT INTERESTS. GUIDANCE IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT DURING THIS PERIOD TO PREVENT DROPOUTS. EMPHASIS IN THE SENIOR DIVISION WILL CONCERN THE PLACE OF THE INDIVIDUAL IN A CHANGING SOCIETY. THE STUDENT SHOULD REALIZE HIS POTENTIAL AND CONTINUE THE PROCESS OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND JOB EXPERIENCE. AN ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR OLDER YOUTHS AND ADULTS AND WILL INCLUDE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE. INSERVICE PREPARATION IS NECESSARY FOR TEACHERS AT EACH LEVEL OF THE PROGRAM.
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Authoring Institution: Kanawha County Schools, Charleston, WV.
Identifiers: West Virginia (Kanawha County)