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ERIC Number: ED015256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 578
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE REMEDIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, A DESCRIPTION OF ITS STRUCTURE, CURRICULUM DESIGN, COURSES OF STUDY, AND A SELECTED SAMPLE OF TESTED TEACHING UNITS.
BECK, BERTRAM M.; AND OTHERS
THE PROGRAM WAS ESTABLISHED TO HELP 16- TO 21-YEAR-OLD TRAINEES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS OVERCOME THEIR DEFICIENCIES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS, READING, AND MATHEMATICS AND IMPROVE THEIR CAPACITY FOR PROBLEM SOLVING AND SELF-INSTRUCTION. THEY WERE ASSIGNED TO THE PROGRAM FOR HALF OF EACH WORK DAY, OR 15 HOURS A WEEK. ON THE BASIS OF DIAGNOSTIC TEST RESULTS, THE TRAINEE POPULATION WAS DIVIDED INTO SUBGROUPS OF THOSE WHO WERE NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING, WHO HAD A FUNCTIONAL COMMAND OF CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH BUT WERE LOWER THAN SECOND-GRADE LEVEL IN READING, WHO COULD READ AT THE SECOND- TO LOW FOURTH-GRADE LEVEL, WHO COULD READ AT THE FOURTH- TO SEVENTH-GRADE LEVEL, AND WHO HAD SKILL HIGH ENOUGH TO PREPARE FOR THE HIGH-SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAMINATION. CLASS SIZE WAS LIMITED TO SEVEN IN THE FIRST FOUR GROUPS AND TO 10 IN THE FIFTH GROUP. A STEP-BY-STEP INDIVIDUAL SKILLS-MASTERY PROGRAM WAS PLANNED FOR EACH TRAINEE, EACH PROGRAM PRESCRIBING METHODS, MATERIALS, AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES TO BE USED. THIS APPROACH ASSURED UNIFORMITY OF EDUCATIONAL TREATMENT FOR ALL TRAINEES WITH SIMILAR LEARNING PROBLEMS AND PERMITTED SYSTEMATIC EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS METHODS AND MATERIALS. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS WERE DEVELOPED TO SUPPLEMENT THE CORE CURRICULUM. THEMATIC MATERIALS AND ACTIVITIES TO STRENGTHEN THE CULTURAL IDENTIFICATION OF NEGROES AND PUERTO RICANS AND TO PROMOTE HARMONY BETWEEN THEM WERE INCORPORATED. A SOCIAL REALITIES CURRICULUM WAS DESIGNED TO EQUIP THE TRAINEE WITH THE SKILLS AND ATTITUDES NEEDED TO ESCAPE, BOTH PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY, FROM THE GHETTO. THE 17 APPENDIXES CONTAIN DIAGNOSTIC AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE MATERIALS INCLUDING THE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST BATTERY, BASIC READING SKILLS RESOURCE MATERIALS, LANGUAGE WORKSHOP UNITS, MATHEMATICS SKILLS UNITS, AND THE SOCIAL REALITIES MATERIAL. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Social Work Research Center.; Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS