ERIC Number: ED163046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The School For All Ages. Second Year Report. Report #77134.
Loue, William E., III; And Others
The School for All Ages project was designed to increase contacts between members of different age groups so that the learning of basic life skills and standard academic content can be promoted through mutual teaching and learning; and to create a cooperative atmosphere in which students function better in groups, help others in the learning situation, and operate dependently, independently or competitively where appropriate. The intended mode of operation was fully implemented. Student grouping provided a variety of cross-age learning experiences. Teachers implemented curricula and techniques to promote cross-age interactions and cooperation. Adult students became part of the regular program and the first group of Life Career Change classroom aides completed their project experiences. The project was successful in: (1) creating individualized curricular plans for adult students; (2) encouraging teacher assistants to pursue career changes; (3) encouraging community involvement; (4) developing an understanding of cross-age learning; (5) providing balanced classroom organization with respect to cooperative, competitive, and individualistic learning; and (6) providing a variety of experiences in which students interact with adults and students of different ages and sex. The project was partially successful in improving standardized reading achievement scores, but was not successful in increasing reading achievement levels or secondary level students. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Philadelphia School District PA