ERIC Number: ED050040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A Systematic Change Model for Improving Urban Teaching.
Peper, John B.
This paper reports an attempt to respond to the problems faced by new teachers in urban schools. Project PIRLT (Project for Improving Reading-Language Teaching) was initiated by the School District of Philadelphia and Temple University and sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and the U. S. Office of Education. The Office of Research and Evaluation of the School District was invited to participate in the proposal development and to take full responsibility for the research and evaluation. The project was funded in May 1970 for one year to provide summer school training for 40 elementary teachers from two schools, followed by academic course work at Temple University, to conduct inservice training, to train special substitute teachers, to train and employ parents, to teach pupils by the methods employed in the program, to establish and staff reading demonstration teaching centers in the schools, to provide feedback to the teachers on their pupils' progress, and to explore methods of cooperation among university, school district, and community personnel. This project, which was coordinated with Temple University's Portal School project, has also resulted in a much broader testing program, providing immediate results for diagnostic and prescriptive purposes. (MBM)
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Identifiers: Portal Schools; Project for Improving Reading Language Teaching; Project PIRLT
Note: Paper presented at AERA annual meeting, New York, 1971