ERIC Number: ED059315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Boston Resource Team, 1970-1971.
Hill, Curdina J.
This report is an evaluation of the attempt of the Boston resource team to improve the physical and educational conditions in the Dearborn school district during the 1970-71 school year. The team identified four goals for its work in the Dearborn annex: (1) improving the physical appearance of the Dearborn school; (2) involving more parents in the school; (3) instituting a more relevant curriculum for the students; and, (4) improving the morale of the school staff and the students. The team decided that the creation of a resource room which would totally involve the school, its students and teachers, and the community, would effectively address all four goals at once. A tutorial program was coordinated by a team member, involving the services of ten students from MIT's Black Student Union. A project was conceived by the Elementary Science Study Program to encourage students to develop units in which science and mathematics were interrelated. A ten-week workshop was run in the Fall of 1970 for the 18 member teaching staff of the Annex, the seventh and eighth grades of the Dearborn School. The workshop introduced various reading methods and ways of relating these to the different subject areas and assisted teachers in developing curriculum materials. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Curriculum Development, Inner City, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Resource Teachers, School Community Relationship, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Teacher Workshops, Tutorial Programs, Urban Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.