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ERIC Number: ED018476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 5
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NORFOLK'S VENTURE INTO EMPATHY.
STEVENS, WILLIAM K.
IN 1962, 43 FIRST-GRADE NEGRO CHILDREN IN AN INNER CITY SCHOOL WERE ENROLLED IN A SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. TEACHERS VISITED PUPILS' HOMES, LEARNED THEIR SPECIAL INTERESTS, AND DEVELOPED CLOSE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM. THE PUPILS ENGAGED IN VARIOUS ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES AND LEARNED LANGUAGE SKILLS. THEY WERE TAUGHT IN "FLUID" GROUPS, ALTHOUGH THEIR SCHEDULE WAS HEAVILY STRUCTURED TO GIVE THEM A SENSE OF SECURITY. WHEN THEY ENTERED THE PROGRAM, 16 OF THE CHILDREN WERE CONSIDERED POOR SCHOOL RISKS, 21 WERE RATED AS LOW NORMAL, AND SIX WERE FELT TO BE AVERAGE. AFTER 8 MONTHS SIX WERE RATED AS LOW NORMAL, 26 AS AVERAGE, FOUR AS HIGH AVERAGE, AND SEVEN AS SUPERIOR. AT THE END OF THE 1965-66 SCHOOL YEAR, 27 OF THESE CHILDREN WERE RETESTED AND FOUND TO BE SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "SOUTHERN EDUCATION REPORT," VOLUME 2, NUMBER 6, JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 1967. (DK)
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