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ERIC Number: ED015227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A PROFILE OF THE SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS' NEW BEACON LEARNING CENTER, A SCHOOL PROPOSED FOR THE CONTINUOUS EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS OF CHILDREN IN GRADES FOUR THROUGH SEVEN.
GOSS, DALE; LITTLE, ELMO
THIS PROFILE OF THE NEW BEACON LEARNING CENTER, AN EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL, DESCRIBES THE "CONTINUOUS PROGRESS CONCEPT," A PLAN TO IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL QUALITY AND RACIAL BALANCE, PROPOSED HERE FOR THE INTERMEDIATE GRADES. SEVERAL NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS WOULD PROVIDE THE STUDENT POPULATION OF THIS EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX. THE SIZE OF THE CENTER WOULD MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO OFFER SUCH SPECIALIZED FEATURES AS AN INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH TO STUDENTS, SHARED EQUIPMENT, EXTENSIVE AND DIVERSIFIED INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES, OPERATIONAL ECONOMY, AND MORE EFFICIENT STAFF UTILIZATION. TO COUNTERACT IMPERSONALITY AND LOSS OF IDENTITY, THE CENTER WOULD HAVE A DECENTRALIZED ORGANIZATION, AND STUDENTS WOULD BELONG TO UNITS WHICH HAVE THEIR OWN CORE OF TEACHERS, SPACE, AND SPECIAL SERVICES AND RESOURCES. THE PROFILE SPECIFICALLY DISCUSSES THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FACILITIES, SPECIAL RESOURCES WHICH WOULD BE INCORPORATED, OPERATIONS POLICIES, STAFF, AND PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS. ALSO DESCRIBED ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PUPIL POPULATION, THE CENTER'S ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES, SOME METHODS FOR EVALUATING PUPIL PROGRESS, AND THE TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS. ONE SECTION DEALS WITH ABILITY GROUPING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ACHIEVEMENT. TABLES, CHARTS, AND SITE PLANS PRESENT VARIOUS FEATURES OF THE PROPOSED CENTER. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.
Identifiers: NEW BEACON LEARNING CENTER; WASHINGTON; Washington (Seattle)