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ERIC Number: ED019149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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TEXAS SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT, 1960.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Texas Small Schools Association, Austin.
IN JANUARY 1959, PHASE I OF THE TEXAS SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT WAS UNDERTAKEN TO (1) OFFER AN INCREASED VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES, (2) INITIATE MORE EFFECTIVE USE OF FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT, (3) INDIVIDUALIZE INSTRUCTION, AND (4) STRENGTHEN GUIDANCE AND TESTING PROGRAMS. DURING PHASE II, TO BEGIN IN 1960, SEVERAL SMALL TWELVE-GRADE SCHOOLS WILL BE SELECTED IN EACH OF 5 REGIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM. A COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED IN EACH OF THE 5 REGIONS WILL STUDY THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND EVALUATE THE ENTIRE SCHOOL PROGRAM, EMPLOYING IN-SERVICE PROGRAMS TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS. SOME TECHNIQUES WHICH COULD BE INTRODUCED INTO THESE SMALL SCHOOLS INCLUDE--(1) MULTIPLE CLASSES TO MORE ADEQUATELY UTILIZE SMALL GROUP STUDY CONDITIONS, (2) SUPERVISED CORRESPONDENCE STUDY TO COMPENSATE FOR RESTRICTED COURSE OFFERINGS, (3) COOPERATIVE SERVICE PROGRAMS BETWEEN SCHOOLS WHEREBY TEACHERS, SUPERVISORS, AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS MAY BE SHARED TO PROVIDE INCREASED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, (4) SCHOOL AIDES TO RELIEVE TEACHERS FROM TASKS THAT COULD BE PERFORMED BY NON CERTIFIED PERSONNEL, (5) FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES TO OPTIMIZE LEARNING TIME DURING THE SCHOOL DAY, AND (6) AUDIOVISUAL AIDS AND MATERIALS TO SUPPLEMENT TEACHER PRESENTATIONS. PROPOSED EVALUATION WILL CONSIST OF BASE LINE SURVEY DATA AND PROGRAM EVALUATION OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS DURING THE FIRST YEAR. (DA)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Texas Small Schools Association, Austin.
Identifiers: Texas Small Schools Project