ERIC Number: ED023763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
South Miami Junior High School Curriculum Project.
Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
This report contains an extensive description of the efforts made by the South Miami Junior High School (Dade County, Fla.) to accommodate an influx of disadvantaged children. The school instituted an inservice teacher workshop on the problems of desegration and developed an experimental curriculum for a selected group of 50 Negro and white disadvantaged seventh-graders. Each student was given a series of diagnostic tests and then received instruction according to his ability. The students were also divided into four small groups for a program to improve their language arts skills. University student aides were used to provide more individual instruction. Pretesting and posttesting indicated growth in all instructional areas, especially in writing and mathematics; all these gains were substantially greater than their gains in previous years. The students also demonstrated improved attitudes toward school and self by better attendance and more classroom and extracurricular participation. Recommendations for continued efforts are made. (EF)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Diagnostic Tests, Disadvantaged Youth, Experimental Curriculum, Field Trips, Home Economics Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High School Students, Language Arts, Physical Education, Pretests Posttests, School Desegregation, Science Education, Shop Curriculum, Small Group Instruction, Social Studies, Student Improvement, Teacher Aides
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Florida (Dade County); South Miami Junior High School FL