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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
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ERIC Number: ED002671
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 11
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NORTH CAROLINA ADVANCEMENT SCHOOL.
MCANDREW, GORDON L.
THE NORTH CAROLINA ADVANCEMENT SCHOOL, A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR UNDERACHIEVING EIGHTH-GRADE STUDENTS OF AVERAGE OR ABOVE AVERAGE POTENTIAL, TRIES TO CORRECT EDUCATIONAL DEFICIENCIES, TO EQUIP STUDENTS WITH SKILLS AND ATTITUDES NEEDED TO APPRAISE THEMSELVES, AND TO JUDGE THEIR CHANCES FOR FUTURE SCHOOLING AND OCCUPATIONAL SUCCESS. ANOTHER AIM IS TO DISCOVER, USE, AND EVALUATE NEW TEACHING METHODS THAT CAN BE ADAPTED FOR USE IN REGULAR CLASSROOMS. FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS PROVIDED BY THE CARNEGIE CORPORATION, THE U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. THE SCHEDULE CONSISTS OF FOUR 11-WEEK SESSIONS PER YEAR. STUDENTS ARE NOMINATED BY THEIR PRINCIPALS AND/OR SUPERINTENDENTS. IN EACH QUARTER THERE ARE 350 STUDENTS AND 50 TEACHERS. ROOM, BOARD, AND TUITION FOR STUDENTS AND ROOM AND BOARD FOR TEACHERS ARE FREE. EMPHASIS IN THE CURRICULUM IS ON READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, ARITHMETIC, AND STUDY SKILLS, BUT THE STANDARD EIGHTH-GRADE SUBJECTS ARE ALSO TAUGHT. STAFF WORK IS SUPPLEMENTED BY A TUTORIAL PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY VOLUNTEER AREA COLLEGE STUDENTS. CLASSES RANGE FROM LARGE LECTURES TO INDIVIDUAL TUTORING SESSIONS. A FULL PROGRAM OF RECREATION AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IS PROVIDED. THERE IS A PERMANENT STAFF OF 30 PROFESSIONALS, ASSISTED BY THE 50 PARTICIPATING TEACHERS IN RESIDENCE WHO ARE SELECTED FROM THE SAME SCHOOLS AS THE STUDENTS. LIAISON BETWEEN THE ADVANCEMENT SCHOOL AND THE SENDING SCHOOLS IS PROVIDED BY THE INSERVICE EDUCATION TEACHERS. FOLLOWUP ACTIVITIES ARE SPECIALLY DESIGNED COUNSELING PROGRAMS IN THE HOME SCHOOLS AND SUCH PUBLICITY EFFORTS AS NEWSLETTERS.
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina Advancement School, Winston-Salem.
Identifiers: CARNEGIE CORPORATION; North Carolina (Winston Salem)