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ERIC Number: ED170404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The EXCEL Program for Excellence in Education: An Assessment.
Harris, J. John, III; Eubanks, Eugene E.
The PUSH Program for Excellence suggests that parents, neighbors, peers, teachers, church officials, and other adults in the local community must work together to develop motivation and habits which help students to succeed in society's major institutions. However, the weakest element in the PUSH plan involves it relatively slight emphasis on the problems likely to arise in improving curriculum and instruction. If the movement is to contribute to a lasting improvement in big-city schools, it must incorporate specific and systematic school-wide plans for change in curriculum and methods of instruction. These include: (1) appointment of outstanding administrative leadership at every level; (2) a greater emphasis on staff development; (3) an analysis and/or reorganization of traditional school practices; (4) more provisions for different educational environments for students who cannot function well in regular schools; and (5) community resources joined to school resources in order to insure that both are fully utilized. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Improvement Programs, Instructional Improvement, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Organization, Student Attitudes, Student Improvement, Student Motivation, Student Teacher Relationship, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: People United to Save Humanity
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)