ERIC Number: ED186499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-29
Reference Count: 0
Proposed Plan for Magnet Schools--Cleveland Public Schools. Section II, Early Learning Laboratory, Cleveland Public Schools.
Fleming, Margaret, Ed.; And Others
The primary goal of the Early Learning Laboratory is to reduce minority group isolation and promote interracial understanding and cooperation in a Montessori-type setting with a language development approach. The 300 students, ages 4-1/2 to 7 years, represent a racially mixed population appropriate to approved criteria. The behavioral competency curriculum reflects a strong Montessori methodology with additional focus on the development of oral and written language. The individualized beginning reading program is designed to take into account the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. Parent and family involvement in the total educational process is seen as a vital component for the success of the school. A major focus of the school is to provide on-going staff inservice training that is targeted to maximize teaching processes for a more effective classroom delivery of curriculum content. Supportive services for students include speech therapy, social services, psychological services and health services. (Author/BE)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Beginning Reading, Curriculum Design, Early Childhood Education, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Experience Approach, Magnet Schools, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation, Program Proposals, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Board of Education, OH.
Identifiers: Montessori Method; Ohio (Cleveland)
Note: Not available in paper copy due to reproducting quality of original document. For related documents see UD 019 891-893 and UD 019 895-896. Appendicies have been deleted due to reproducibility factors.