ERIC Number: ED058374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project: SUPER. Spokane's Urban Progress Education Recipe. An Urban Rural Racial Disadvantaged Project. Final Evaluation Report, 1970-71.
Sheridan, Carolyn L.
Project SUPER (Spokane's Urban Progress Education Recipe) emerged from meetings between community representatives and spokesmen of the Spokane Public Schools in August 1969 concerned with the disposal of special funds for improving education programs in Washington's Urban-Rural-Racial Disadvantaged schools provided by the 1968-69 Washington State Legislature. The Project is based on the recognition that the student's academic needs are not isolated from his other interests, contacts, or problems. To increase his learning possibilities, new classroom techniques must be supplemented with greater parental and community involvement and interest. To accomplish its goals, Project SUPER creates two new roles within the school. One is the teacher-aide, a person hired from the community to work with the classroom teacher to establish a closer relationship between the disinterested or discouraged student and the school. The second role created by SUPER is the School-Community Liaison Agent. Recognized and respected for leadership and involvement in both the schools and the community, he works to develop communication between parents and schools. In the 13 schools now considered target schools, there are 9735 students who potentially may receive some benefit from the presence of Project SUPER. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Spokane School District 81, WA.
Identifiers: Project SUPER; Washington