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ERIC Number: ED010775
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 7
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OPERATION P.R.I.M.A. - RECLAIM.
GREENSTEIN, RAYMOND; TIRADO, MOISES
THIS PROJECT RECRUITED TEACHERS OF PUERTO RICAN EXTRACTION IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE ETHNIC COMPOSITION OF SCHOOL STAFFS, TO PROVIDE NEW INSIGHTS AND APPROACHES TO EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS, AND TO GIVE PUERTO RICAN CHILDREN THE BENEFIT OF ASSOCIATION WITH TEACHERS OF SIMILAR BACKGROUND. THREE HUNDRED APPLICANTS RESPONDED TO AN INITIAL RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN, HANDLED THROUGH NEWSPAPERS, 1/2-HOUR PROGRAMS ON SPANISH LANGUAGE RADIO AND TV, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY AGENCIES. THOSE WHO LACKED A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE WERE IN MANY CASES PLACED AS SCHOOL SECRETARIES, PAROCHIAL SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND COMMUNITY DAY CENTER WORKERS. THE CENTER FOR URBAN EDUCATION (CUE), A REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL LABORATORY, PROVIDED FUNDS TO ENABLE DEGREE HOLDERS WITH INADEQUATE ENGLISH TO STUDY SPEECH AND COMPOSITION AT LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY. CUE AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION JOINED IN UNDERWRITING TUITION AT FOUR UNIVERSITIES FOR CANDIDATES LACKING SPECIFIC EDUCATION COURSES. OF THE 108 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS, 69 BECAME ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS. NINE ARE TEACHING, AND THE OTHERS ARE AT VARIOUS STAGES OF PREPARATION, HELPED BY COUNSELING BY THE P.R.I.M.A. STAFF. (PP)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)