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ERIC Number: ED086749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Six-Prong Thrust--School Tone, Teaching, Style, Curriculum, Demonstration, Inservice, and Community Involvement to Improve Pupil Performance: Alonza F. Herndon Elementary School, 1972-73. Research and Development Report, Volume 7, Number 3, September, 1973.
Taylor, Myrtice M.; Helton, Jane R.
The purpose of this report is to present a description of the instructional program, funded in part under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, and the findings of the study which assessed pupil performance in reading and mathematics and related estimated costs to pupil performance. The following projects were utilized as resources: The Right-to-Read program was a federal project designed to insure each child the right to read. In order to activate Herndon as a participating school a six-prong thrust was expedited, including school tone, teaching style, curriculum development, demonstration teaching, inservice education, and community involvement. Title I provided the English-Reading activity for 129 pupils who had been identified as having the most extreme deficit in reading skills. Health and medical services were made available for the identified Title I pupils. The Career Opportunities Program was a training project for paraprofessionals employed within the system and working and/or living in low-income communities. Two of the Title I educational aides, three assistant teachers, and one general funds aide assigned to this school were COP participants. They were enrolled in college courses and followed a planned program of study leading toward professional certification. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers: Career Opportunities Program; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Georgia; Right to Read