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ERIC Number: ED002458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 4
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MADISON AREA PROJECT, SYRACUSE ACTION FOR YOUTH.
AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM ORIENTED TOWARD THE EDUCATION OF CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH IS DESIGNED TO--(1) INCREASE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL, (2) INCREASE THE ACQUISITION OF CULTURALLY APPROVED SOCIAL SKILLS, (3) MOTIVATE STUDENTS TO EXCEL IN ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC SHOOL-ORIENTED PURSUITS, (4) CHANGE, FOR EACH STUDENT, THOSE VALUES WHICH MAY RETARD HIS SOCIAL MOBILITY, (5) DEVELOP POSITIVE VOCATIONAL ATTITUDES, SKILLS, AND SELF-CONCEPTS, (6) DEVELOP A CONSISTENT PROGRAM OF PUBLIC RELATIONS TO BOTH INFORM AND INVOLVE THE COMMUNITY , AND (7) EVALUATE THE PROGRAM. EXTRA PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN PROVIDED IN MADISON AREA PROJECT SCHOOLS, AND OTHER EXPERTS ARE AVAILABLE AS RESOURCE PEOPLE. A SEQUENTIAL APPROACH TO CURRICULUM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED IN LANGUAGE ARTS, MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, READING, AND SOCIAL STUDIES, EVENTUALLY GRADES 1-9 WILL BE UPGRADED. A SOCIAL STUDIES UNIT ON CIVIL RIGHTS AND LITERATURE UNIT ON FAMOUS AMERICANS DESIGNED TO REFLECT THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED. SCHEDULING MAKES POSSIBLE FACULTY PLANNING SESSIONS AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES, SUMMER SCHOOL EMPHASIZING LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATHEMATICS WAS HELD. REMEDIAL READING CLINICS WERE INCLUDED, AND SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS FREED TEACHERS FROM ROUTINE CLERICAL WORK. THE WORLD OF WORK PROGRAM PROVIDED WORK EXPERIENCE AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR POTENTIAL DROPOUTS. PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT WAS EMPHASIZED. A LEARNING CARAVAN BROUGHT INFORMATION TO PARENTS AND HELPED STRENGTHEN SCHOOL-HOME PARTNERSHIPS. CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION WAS USED, AND A CURRICULUM MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT CENTER WAS ESTABLISHED.
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Identifiers: MADISON AREA PROJECT; New York (Syracuse)