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ERIC Number: ED002451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jun-1
Pages: 9
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FOLLOW-UP ANALYSIS OF MADISON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
CLAYTON, THOMAS E.; AND OTHERS
OVER A PERIOD OF 2 YEARS, A DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATION HAS OCCURRED IN THE LEARNING CLIMATE OF THE SCHOOL. THE TENSION AND HOSTILITY, PRESENT IN MANY OF THE CLASSES OBSERVED IN 1961, HAVE LARGELY DISAPPEARED. WITH A MINIMUM OF STRUCTURAL CHANGES, THE PHYSICAL FACILITIES HAVE BEEN GREATLY IMPROVED. BRIGHT COLORS, LARGE BULLETIN BOARDS, AND DISPLAYS OF ART WORK AND PHOTOGRAPHY HAVE IMPROVED THE GENERAL APPEARANCE. THE LIBRARY HAS BEEN RELOCATED AND A MULTIPURPOSE CAFETERIA AUDITORIUM ADDED. TEACHER-MORALE HAS RISEN APPRECIABLY, AS THE DEVELOPING PROGRAM HAS CHALLENGED AND PROVIDED AN AVENUE FOR CREATIVITY AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH. MANY NEGRO TEACHERS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE STAFF SO THAT IT IS MORE BALANCED RACIALLY, AND 10 FULL-TIME SPECIALISTS HAVE MADE THE LOAD OF THE CLASSROOM TEACHER MUCH EASIER. STUDENT ATTITUDES HAVE ALSO GREATLY IMPROVED. INCREASED INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION AND A MORE CREATIVE TEACHER-APPROACH, IN ADDITION TO INCREASED RESPONSIBILITY AND A SENSE OF PARTICIPATION IN THE EFFORT TO IMPROVE MADISON JUNIOR HIGH, HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO A REAL SENSE OF INVOLVEMENT ON THE PART OF THE STUDENTS. THERE IS STILL MUCH TO BE DONE, HOWEVER. THE PLAY AREA ADJACENT TO THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO BE GREATLY ENLARGED. THE PROBLEMS OF ORDERLY CONDUCT WILL CONTINUE TO BE CRITICAL UNTIL THE MUSIC ROOM, THE LIBRARY, THE GYM, THE CAFETERIA, CORRIDORS, AND CLASSROOMS ARE ACCOUSTICALLY RECREATED. HOWEVER, THE VISITING TEAM WHICH DEVELOPED THE ORIGINAL SURVEY IN 1961 IS IMPRESSED ESPECIALLY WITH THE PROGRESS MADE IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS, AND IS CONFIDENT THE PRESENT RATE AND DIRECTION OF CHANGE WILL CONTINUE.
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Education.
Identifiers: Madison Junior High School NY; New York (Syracuse)