ERIC Number: ED045184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-29
Reference Count: 0
Changing the Learning Patterns of the Culturally Different.
Spaulding, Robert L.
The Durham Education Improvement Program (EIP) seeks to develop new organizational patterns and instructional systems in ongoing classrooms which would foster the educational and social development of disadvantaged North Carolina children. A small-scale model school system (consisting of three schools in target areas and a laboratory school) was created to serve 200 to 300 children from ages 2 through 10. The overall strategy for the program's five-year plan is (1) development of new organizational patterns and procedures (2) introduction of new techniques of instruction to and through the laboratory facility to the target area schools (3) creation of a series of preschool classes (4) development of special teacher training procedures for use in target area ungraded primary and preschool classes. Effects of the program are to be evaluated by a series of tests given before and after each special intervention as well as by a series of intelligence and achievement tests administered over the full length of each child's involvement in EIP classes. Reports on several major research questions and on the results of EIP will be published during the next two years. (WY)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrative Organization, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Elementary School Students, Experimental Programs, Intelligence, Preschool Children, Program Descriptions, Research and Instruction Units, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC.
Identifiers: Durham Education Improvement Program
Note: Paper presented at the Pre-Convention Institute of the International Reading Association, Kansas City, Missouri, April 29, 1969