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ERIC Number: ED014088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun-30
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TWINSBURG ELEMENTARY GUIDANCE PROJECT--A CHILD-CENTERED APPROACH FOR OPTIMUM PLACEMENT IN THE LEARNING ATMOSPHERE. REPORT OF A PROJECT APPROVED UNDER TITLE V-A OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT. (TITLE SUPPLIED).
SHOWALTER, THOMAS L.
THE TWINSBURG ELEMENTARY GUIDANCE PROJECT (1) PROVIDED STUDENTS WITH AN ENVIRONMENT CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING, (2) PROVIDED IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR THE FACULTY, (3) PLOTTED STUDENT PROGRESS BY USE OF THE IOWA TEST OF BASIC SKILLS (ITBS), AND (4) HELPED TEACHERS BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE IN THE CLASSROOM. STUDENTS WERE PLACED IN HOMOGENEOUS ABILITY GROUPS IN THE SUBJECT AREAS OF LANGUAGE ARTS, MATHEMATICS, READING, AND WORK STUDY SKILLS. CLASSES WERE TAUGHT BY TEAM TEACHERS. THE GROUPING WAS PERIODICALLY REVIEWED. THE COUNSELOR PROVIDED INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING SERVICES AND WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFFS TO IMPLEMENT EFFECTIVE TEACHER-LEARNER PRACTICES. ITBS SCORES WERE RECORDED AND ANALYZED FOR STUDENTS IN THE CHILD-CENTERED GROUP AND IN THE CONVENTIONAL GROUP. THE CHILD CENTERED GROUP CONSISTED OF STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL WHILE THE CONVENTIONAL GROUP CONSISTED OF FORMER STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN HIGH SCHOOLS. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE COMPLETED BY PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND TEACHERS. THE COUNSELOR KEPT A WORK LOG. STUDENTS IN CHILD-CENTERED CLASSES SHOWED GREATER GROWTH IN THE VOCABULARY SUBTEST OF ITBS THAN CHILDREN IN CONVENTIONAL CLASSES. TEACHERS AND PARENTS SUPPORTED THE CHILD-CENTERED APPROACH. STUDENTS HAD A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD THE SCHOOL, COUNSELOR AND TEACHERS. (SK)
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Authoring Institution: Twinsburg Local School District, OH.
Identifiers: IOWA TESTS OF BASIC SKILLS