ERIC Number: ED055749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Urban Laboratory in Education, An Education Improvement Project, Atlanta, Georgia. Annual Report, 1970-71.
Urban Lab in Education, Atlanta, GA.
A successful 2-year reading program in Atlanta, Georgia, is evaluated from several points of view and in various ways. The program involved changes in the physical plant, teaching techniques, instructional objectives, inservice education, and community involvement of the three participating elementary schools. Emphasis was on the improvement of reading skills through the use of new materials, diagnosis of student abilities, a variety of teaching methods, specified behavioral objectives, and the help of volunteer teacher aides. The program sent teachers out into the community to teach parents about early childhood development, reading development, and the role of parents in the education of children. Evaluation of the program includes (1) results of the Metropolitan Achievement Tests which showed significant improvement of reading levels; (2) evaluative statements by three reading consultants; (3) a detailed account of the school's adult education program, its enrichment and recreation activities for children, and special events for the community; (4) surveys of teachers, parents, and administrators; and (5) a statement by the program director. Tables, photographs, and evaluation forms are included. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Urban Lab in Education, Atlanta, GA.