ERIC Number: ED036350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Texas Small Schools Project 1967.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Texas Small Schools Association, Austin.
Progress toward improvement of educational opportunities in small schools of Texas is being made through this project by (1) improving the quality of instruction, (2) using new methods and techniques of teaching, (3) increasing professional competencies of teachers and administrators, and (4) broadening courses offered. Project schools participate in a variety of activities to bring about continuous improvements. Therefore, regional meetings and a 1-week summer workshop are provided for teachers and administrators of the 116 schools. Also, there is opportunity for talented students to participate in college-centered seminar programs. Among the individual school activities, the multiple class instructional program is most widely used; however, some schools implement supervised correspondence courses, flexible scheduling, non-grading of grades 1-6, non-grading of reading programs, or team teaching. Each year, schools in the project provide self-evaluations of themselves in terms of goals of the project, thus maintaining strengths and correcting weaknesses of the program and assuring continued endeavors toward educational excellence. A related document is ED 019 049. (AN)
Descriptors: Classes (Groups of Students), Correspondence Study, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Flexible Schedules, Inservice Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Programs, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Program Effectiveness, Regional Planning, Seminars, Small Schools, Teacher Workshops, Team Teaching
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Texas Small Schools Association, Austin.