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ERIC Number: ED015177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-31
Pages: 145
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SUMMER WRITING CONFERENCE TO CONTINUE DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIALS IN EXPRESSION OF IDEAS (ENGLISH) AND QUANTITATIVE THINKING (MATHEMATICS) TO BE USED IN PRE-COLLEGE CENTERS FOR STUDENTS FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. FINAL REPORT.
Educational Services, Inc., Watertown, MA.
TEACHERS, WRITERS, MATHEMATICIANS, AND SCIENTISTS FROM HIGH SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITITES IN 10 STATES MET TO CONTINUE THE DEVELOPMENT OF UNITS IN ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, AND NATURAL SCIENCE, FOR USE IN PRE-COLLEGE AND UPWARD BOUND CENTERS. THEIR AIM WAS TO CREATE CURRICULUM MATERIALS WHICH WOULD HELP TEACHERS AID INTELLECTUALLY DISCOURAGED STUDENTS TO BECOME CONFIDENT IN THEIR ABILITY TO THINK, SPEAK, AND WRITE PRODUCTIVELY. DURING THE 8-WEEK CONFERENCE, SOME OF THE 28 PARTICIPANTS TRAVELED TO UPWARD BOUND CENTERS FOR DEMONSTRATION AND EXPERIMENTATION OF THE EVOLVING MATERIALS, THEN RETURNED TO REVISE AND DISCUSS RESULTS WITH OTHER CONFERENCE MEMBERS. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A WEEK-LONG TEACHERS' WORKSHOP IN WHICH UPWARD BOUND TEACHERS WHO HAD BEEN USING SOME OF THE PREVIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED MATERIALS MET WITH THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE WRITERS' CONFERENCE FOR DISCUSSION. ALTHOUGH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS INVOLVED WERE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE PROGRAM A FORMAL EVALUATION IS NOT YET AVAILABLE. (INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT ARE (1) BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON PRE-COLLEGE AND UPWARD BOUND CENTERS, (2) A DESCRIPTION OF THE PREPARATION OF A UNIT, (3) A SAMPLE UNIT, INCLUDING TEACHER FEEDBACK AND STUDENT WRITINGS, (4) ANNOTATED LISTS OF AVAILABLE ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE UNITS, AND (5) A DESCRIPTION OF THE TEACHERS' TRAINING SESSIONS HELD AT THE VARIOUS CENTERS. A BROCHURE, "TO GLADLY LEARN," AND A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT ARE APPENDED.) (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Services, Inc., Watertown, MA.
Identifiers: Precollege Centers; Upward Bound