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ERIC Number: ED066528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 241
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Law and Order in Grade 6-E: A Story of Chaos and Innovation in a Ghetto School.
Marshall, M. Kimbrough
This book deals with the development and details of a variant of the open classroom technique, based upon the author's experiences as a sixth grade teacher at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Roxbury Massachusetts Middle School. The system has four major differences from conventional classrooms: (1) Kids sit in groups spread around the room rather than in rows; (2) Worksheets in seven subject areas--Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Spelling, Creative Writing, General, and Reading--are put in pockets scattered around the outside of the room every morning Monday through Thursday; (3) On these station days, the students are free to move around the room and do the worksheets in any order they like as long as they finish all seven by the end of the day; and, (4) the teacher's responsibilities are: (a) writing worksheets for seven subjects the night before and running off copies first thing in the morning; (b) moving around the room during the station time helping people with the work and any other problems; (c) planning other activities for the remaining part of the day after the stations are finished; (d) correcting the stations with the whole class in the last hour of the day; and, (e) evaluating progress in the traditional subjects weekly. (Author/JM)
Little, Brown and Co., Inc., 34 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02107 ($7.95)
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Identifiers: Massachusetts