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ERIC Number: ED011022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-30
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER TRAINING FOR DISADVANTAGED PUPILS IN SPECIAL CLASSES (CAREER GUIDANCE) IN REGULAR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
TANNENBAUM, ABRAHAM J.
TWO PROJECTS INITIATED BY THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO IMPROVE A CAREER GUIDANCE PROGRAM FOR EIGHTH- AND NINTH-GRADE STUDENTS WERE EVALUATED. NEW CURRICULUMS FOR THE CLASSES WERE CREATED AND FOUR TEACHER TRAINING SESSIONS ON THEIR USE WERE GIVEN. THE EVALUATORS ASSESSED THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE BOARD'S GOALS THROUGH QUESTIONNAIRES, INTERVIEWS, AND OBSERVATION, BUT WERE GREATLY HANDICAPPED BY THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE CURRICULUM GUIDES, BY THE LESS THAN 40 PERCENT RESPONSE TO THE QUESTIONNAIRES, AND BY GREAT TIME PRESSURES. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE THAT (1) THE INSERVICE TEACHING PROGRAM BE GIVEN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR USING THE ACTUAL PROPOSED MATERIAL, (2) TEACHERS BE PREPARED IN VARIOUS SPECIALIZED SUBJECTS AND TRAINED BY THOSE INVOLVED IN PREPARING THE NEW CURRICULUMS, AND (3) MORE TIME BE GIVEN TO THE INSERVICE TRAINING. THE MATERIALS WHICH THE EVALUATORS EVENTUALLY SAW WERE NEITHER NEW NOR CONSISTENT WITH A CLEAR GOAL FOR CAREER GUIDANCE CLASS PUPILS NOR VALUABLE TO THE TEACHERS. IT WAS QUESTIONED WHETHER EITHER PHASE OF THE PROGRAM MERITED FEDERAL FUNDING. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)