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ERIC Number: ED017553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
Pages: 94
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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PROMISE AND POSSIBILITY, A REPORT ON THE DISTRICT 11 SPECIAL PROJECT, 1960-64.
Chicago Board of Education, IL.
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A SPECIAL PROJECT IN SOME DISADVANTAGED PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN A CHICAGO SCHOOL DISTRICT. OVERAGE, UNDERACHIEVING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUPILS WERE OFFERED YEAR-ROUND SPECIAL INSTRUCTION AND AN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDED VOCATIONAL SKILL TRAINING, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, AND PART-TIME JOBS. THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE PROJECT WAS TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL PLAN TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF OVERAGE STUDENTS, IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE, AND INCREASE THEIR POTENTIAL FOR HIGH SCHOOL WORK AND/OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING. ALL OF THE OVERAGE STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT WERE CONCENTRATED INTO UPGRADED CLASSES IN THREE SCHOOLS. INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT WAS A PARENT PROGRAM WHICH CONSISTED OF ORIENTATION MEETINGS, SPECIAL CLASSES TO UPGRADE JOB AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, AND COUNSELING OF VARIOUS KINDS. THE REPORT OUTLINES THE INSTRUCTION OF THE OVERAGE STUDENTS AND OF SOME TEENAGE DROPOUTS, AND DESCRIBES THE STAFF, ORGANIZATION, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROJECT. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT IS ALSO DISCUSSED. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago)