ERIC Number: ED185230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Denver Story.
Daniels, James H.
The Denver Public Schools have initiated programs to improve basic skills and to respond to a court order for school desegregation. On the elementary level, programs include individually Guided Learning and Mastery Learning instructional approaches. The Diagnostic Teaching Center Project seeks to improve the academic and personal performance of Title I students in the elementary grades. The Reading Maintenance and Improvement Project was established for Catholic parochial school students in grades 1-l.2 who need intensive instruction in reading. Tutoring is also available for parochial students who need help in mathematics. Several types of alternative programs are available on the secondary level. In some schools, special programs operate within the framework of the regular schedule. One senior high school has developed a senior seminar for drop-out prone youth and high achievers which is designed to prove that learning is not restricted to the classroom. Programs are offered on the junior high level to allow students to earn credit for working in a variety of community settings. An alternative program for poorly motivated students has been developed. The Metro Youth Education Center has been established for dropouts and potential dropouts. The Creative Urban Living Environment offers basic skills instruction in carpentry, concrete construction, and masonry. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, School Desegregation, Urban Education, Urban Youth
Not available separately; See UD 020 524
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver)
Note: For related documents see UD 020 524-537. Paper presented at the Conference for Urban Educators (Madison, WI, 1978).