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ERIC Number: ED013769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Pages: 1
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PROVISIONS FOR POTENTIAL DROPOUTS THROUGH IN-SERVICE EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS.
Chicago Public Schools, IL.
THIS REPORT BY A CITYWIDE COMMITTEE DESCRIBES EXISTING PROGRAMS FOR POTENTIAL SCHOOL DROPOUTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENT. AMONG THE EXISTING PROVISIONS ARE (1) REGULAR INSERVICE SESSIONS FOR TEACHERS IN AREAS WHERE THE DROPOUT RATE IS HIGH, (2) PERIODIC FACULTY MEETINGS, (3) A FACULTY COMMITTEE TO GIVE SOME DIRECTION IN PROVIDING MOTIVATING LEARNING PROJECTS, (4) INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE TO FACULTY MEMBERS HAVING PARTICULAR DIFFICULTIES, (5) FAMILY DISCUSSIONS. AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL, THERE IS (6) A SPECIAL ORIENTATION DAY FOR NEW TEACHERS PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF THE SCHOOL TERM. ON THE SYSTEMWIDE LEVEL (7) THE BUREAU OF HUMAN RELATIONS PROVIDES INSERVICE COURSES IN HUMAN RELATIONS PROBLEMS. AMONG THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENT ARE (A) EMPLOYMENT OF NONPROFESSIONAL STAFF AS TEACHERS' AIDES, LUNCHROOM SUPERVISORS, AUDIO-VISUAL HELPERS, CLERICAL ASSISTANTS, ETC. AND (B) PROVISION OF INCREASED TIME FOR INSERVICE EDUCATION OF TEACHERS ON A REGULAR BASIS. ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE--(1) TEACHERS SHOULD VISIT THE PUPILS' HOMES AFTER SCHOOL HOURS TO IMPROVE THE HOME-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIP, (2) PARENTS OF PREKINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN PUPILS SHOULD BE URGED TO ENCOURAGE THEIR CHILDREN TO DO WELL IN SCHOOL, AND (3) COUNSELING SERVICES SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL AGE GROUPS, ESPECIALLY THE 14-16 YEAR GROUP. DOCUMENT AVAILABLE FROM PUBLISHER. (LC)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL.
Identifiers: Doolittle Family Education Center IL; Program IMPACT