ERIC Number: ED022005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Correlated Curriculum Project: A New Experimental Program for the General Student.
Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
The basic goal of the program is to initiate a new course of study which will upgrade the education of the general student and give him a sense of direction and commitment. The program was organized in five schools during the 1966 school year, and four additional high schools will be included in 1967. The Educational Testing Service of Princeton is serving as consultant in formulating plans for project evaluation. The main features of the program are: (1) exploratory courses for grades 9 and 10 in the areas of business, health, and industry, (2) specialization in one broad area in grades 11 and 12, (3) preparation of those who wish to continue their education to the 13th and 14th years in a community college or urban center, (4) special counseling and placement through the services of a full-time guidance counselor assigned to each pilot school, (5) new curriculum materials in each course and "correlation" in other classrooms of projects carried out in one classroom, (6) emphasis on improving basic skills, (7) provision for a daily team teachers meeting to plan work, and (8) training workshops for teachers. Through individualized guidance, a team teaching, interdisciplinary approach to subject matter, and emphasis on the world of work, it is hoped to remotivate the student. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.