ERIC Number: ED048034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Human Development Lab. An Experimental Social Sciences Program.
Pennsylvania Advancement School, Philadelphia.
The Advancement School staff tried to discover why urban secondary school students are underachievers and how their enthusiasm for learning can be rekindled. As a result they have developed these suggested curriculum materials and techniques to encourage acceptance of self and to help students discover their style, aptitudes, and good potentialities. The purpose is to give students a variety of experiences, both in school and in their communities through the following sequence of units: 1) Animal Lab: examines the unique human characteristics through comparison with other animals; 2) Other Cultures: compares adolescence in three other cultures--Eskimo, African, and American Indian; 3) People: examines people in film and literature in an attempt to discover what they value, what their choices are, and why they act as they do; 4) Group Interaction: experiences designed to give students insight into how they function in different types of groups, and the behavior of groups; and, 5) Learning in the City: projects in the community to provide insight into responses to new and challenging situations. Each unit includes an introduction for the teacher, suggested activities and materials, and a bibliography of other resources. A section on Process Techniques describes some of the lab classroom assumptions. (SBE)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Ethical Instruction, Experimental Curriculum, Field Experience Programs, Individual Development, Induction, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Laboratories, Multimedia Instruction, Self Actualization, Social Studies, Underachievement, Units of Study, Urban Youth, Values
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Advancement School, Philadelphia.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania Advancement School