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ERIC Number: ED002545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Feb
Pages: 2
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THE "NEW LOOK" IN SAN FRANCISCO.
PIVNICK, ISADORE
THE STRENGTHENING OF READING AND LANGUAGE SKILLS, THE PROMOTING OF CLOSER RELATIONS WITH NEIGHBORHOOD AND PARENTS, AND THE HELPING OF YOUTHS IN GETTING JOBS AND COLLEGE PLACEMENT ARE THE GOALS OF A PILOT PROJECT IN A CULTURALLY DEPRIVED AREA. INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT ARE TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, ONE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, AND THREE HIGH SCHOOLS, TEACHERS ASSIGNED TO THE PROJECT ASSIST BY TEACHING SMALL GROUPS, BY DEMONSTRATING GOOD TEACHING TECHNIQUES, BY PREPARING MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS, AND BY SEEKING NEW METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR USE BY CHILDREN WHO ARE EDUCATIONALLY RETARDED. TEACHERS AT THE ELEMENTARY GRADES ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE HOME VISITS. A CORPS OF TEACHERS AT THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL WORK WITH A SELECT GROUP OF YOUNGSTERS WHO ARE OF AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE, BUT RETARDED AT LEAST 2 YEARS IN VARIOUS SUBJECT SKILLS. TEACHERS DISCUSS THE CHILDREN WITH WHOM THEY WORK AND PREPARE MATERIALS TOGETHER TO ATTACK CERTAIN WEAKNESSES. IN ADDITION, TWO COUNSELORS MAKE HOME VISITS AND WORK WITH THE TEACHERS. THIS CLOSE COMMUNICATION HAS RESULTED IN A UPGRADED PROGRAM. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE TAKING READING CLASSES IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR ENGLISH COURSES. TEACHERS OF SUBJECTS OTHER THAN ENGLISH ARE INVITED TO TEACH READING. INSERVICE AT-THE-SITE IS CONDUCTED FOR TEACHERS WHO VOLUNEER TO WORK IN THE PROGRAM. CONTROLLED READERS, TACHISTOSCOPES, READING ACCELERATORS, LISTENING CENTERS, AND INDIVIDUAL PREVIEWERS ARE SOME OF THE MOTIVATIONAL DEVICES USED TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO READ BETTER AND FASTER. VOCATIONAL COUNSELORS PREPARE MATERIALS ON GETTING A JOB AND FULFILLING THE REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY FOR SECURING A JOB. OTHER MOTIVATIONAL TECHNIQUES INCLUDE FIELD TRIPS, VISITS TO THE COMMUNITY AND EXPOSURE TO SUCH CULTURAL ENRICHMENT AS THE OPERA. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "CTS BULLETIN," FEBRUARY 1962.
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Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)