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ERIC Number: ED002638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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PROMISING PRACTICES IN SUMMER SCHOOLS SERVING THE CHILDREN OF SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKERS, 1963.
HEFFERNAN, HELEN; AND OTHERS
SPECIAL FEATURES OF FIVE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS WERE PRESENTED. THE CERES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT GAVE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL WOODWORKING CLASSES TO FIFTH- AND SIXTH-GRADE GIRLS. INSTRUCTION IN COOKING AND SEWING WAS ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECEIVED BY THIRD- AND FOURTH-GRADE GIRLS BUT DID NOT APPEAL TO OLDER GIRLS. A PREHIGH SCHOOL PERSONAL TYPING COURSE WAS GIVEN TO OLDER BOYS AND GIRLS. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC CLASSES INCLUDED REGULAR BAND INSTRUCTION AND PIANO LESSONS. REMEDIAL AND GRADE LEVEL WORK WAS ALSO OFFERED. THE EARLIMART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT PROGRAM HAD A CLUB OR ACTIVITY PERIOD OF 45 MINUTES THAT WAS SCHEDULED DAILY FOR ALL CHILDREN. CLUBS WERE DEVOTED TO BOOKS, SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, CRAFTS, SPANISH, FRENCH, AND MUSIC. THE SUMMER SCHOOL CULMINATED WITH A PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND AN EXHIBIT OF THE STUDENTS' WORK. THE IMPERIAL UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT HELD CLASSES IN CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH FOR 25 CHILDREN BETWEEN 6 AND 11 YEARS OF AGE. THE PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO BROADEN ORAL VOCABULARY, BUT IT ALSO AIMED AT STRENGTHENING LISTENING SKILLS, ENCOURAGING THE SHARING OF EXPERIENCES AND IDEAS, AND GIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUSICAL AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. THE THREE DISTRICTS OF COALINGA-HURON, WESTSIDE, AND OIL KING COOPERATIVELY SPONSORED A 5-WEEK PROGRAM. PUPILS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM WERE ALLOWED TO SWIM IN THE HIGH SCHOOL POOL THAT WAS MADE AVAILABLE AND STAFFED BY THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT. RESOURCES FROM THE VARIOUS SCHOOLS WERE UTILIZED IN THE SCIENCE PROGRAM SO THAT THE CHILDREN HAD ACCESS TO ALL TYPES OF AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT FOR EXPERIMENTS, AND BOOKS. THE SANGER UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERED CLASSES IN READING COMPREHENSION AND SPEED-READING, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, NEW MATH, SWIMMING, THE EMERGING NATIONS OF AFRICA, VOCAL MUSIC, ARTS AND CRAFTS, SCIENCE, AND ENGLISH.
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento)