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ERIC Number: ED002652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Apr
Pages: 35
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PROPOSED CURRICULUM PROGRAM FOR TEXAS MIGRATORY CHILDREN.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
A SPECIAL CURRICULUM IS ENVISIONED WHICH WOULD INCLUDE AN 8-HOUR SCHOOL DAY FOR 6 MONTHS OF THE YEAR. EMPHASIS WOULD BE PLACED ON ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, AND SOCIAL STUDIES. STUDENT PROGRESS WOULD BE DETERMINED BY STANDARIZED TESTS, OR TESTS DESIGNED FOR THE SPECIAL CURRICULUM. GRADE PLACEMENT WOULD BE USED IN SOCIAL STUDIES, SCIENCE, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, ART, MUSIC, AND INDUSTRIAL ARTS. LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATHEMATICS, HOWEVER, WOULD NOT BE TIED TO GRADE LEVEL. THE MAJOR PORTION OF THE MIGRANT CHILD'S SCHOOL DAY WOULD BE SPENT LEARNING LANGUAGE SKILLS. THERE WOULD BE LEVELS OF LEARNING IN ENGLISH. THE LEVELS INCLUDE GETTING ACQUAINTED IN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENVIRONMENT, SHOWING GROWTH IN SPEAKING ENGLISH AND GETTING READY TO READ AND WRITE, AND INCREASING ORAL LANGUAGE POWER AND LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE. FUNDAMENTAL MATHEMATICS NEEDS WOULD BE PROVIDED FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN THROUGH A BALANCED MATHEMATICS PROGRAM. THE SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAM WOULD INCLUDE AN APPRECIATION OF CITIZENSHIP IN DEMOCRATIC NATIONS, AN APPRECIATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF WAYS TO IMPROVE STANDARDS OF LIVING. SUGGESTED PLANS FOR SCIENCE, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH EDUCATION, MUSIC, INDUSTRIAL ARTS, GENERAL SHOP, OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING IN AGRICULTURE, HOMEMAKING EDUCATION, OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING IN INDUSTRY, AND OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING IN DISTRIBUTION ARE INCLUDED. DAILY AND YEARLY SCHEDULING OF CLASS TIME, AND SUBJECTS TO BE INCLUDED IN GRADES 1 THROUGH 8, ARE DISCUSSED.
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: Texas (Austin)