ERIC Number: ED026168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec-14
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Schools Survey, Western States Small Schools Project for Nevada.
Worley, Stinson E.
A survey of a number of small elementary schools in the Nevada Western States Small Schools Project (WSSSP) provides a descriptive review of promising teaching practices and an assessment of additional needs. Promising practices observed include high teacher interest and pupil involvement; creativity; individualized instruction; and use of teaching aids, devices, libraries, and library resources. Strengths mentioned are academic freedom, small numbers of children, an abundant supply of materials, close community interest, and the rural atmosphere. The needs listed include instructional leadership, specific goals and purposes, a compilation of ideas, inter-faculty visitations, and emphasis on student work. It is concluded that these WSSSP schools are not really the drab, run-down places that might be envisioned, but are schools where professional, dedicated people have the material, supplies, and freedom to try new ideas and innovations. (SW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Nevada Western States Small Schools Project, Carson City.
Identifiers: Nevada; Western States Small Schools Project