This project, located in a rural community in upstate New York, has, with very limited resources, set itself the task of humanizing and individualizing its total education program. The school district is well on the way toward the achievement of that goal in its elementary school where two special programs have been in operation for six years. These programs are the Development Skills Center, which is based on individualized programs of learning, and a Remedial Physical Education Program, which seeks to improve the health and general physical functioning of its students as a basis for facilitating their educational development. For the first few years, the center provided mainly enrichment experiences. Although center activities now focus on developing more specifically academic skills, the basic philosophy still remains the same; that is, it is assumed that a child is not succeeding in school because, for any number of reasons, he or she is not as happy there as he could be. Proceeding on this assumption, the school provides the facilities of the center so that such children can be offered several hours each week in which adults concentrate special attention on them to deal with their needs and help them meet with success. (Author/JM)
For full report, see ED 099 458; Part of the project entitled Preparation of Publications on Progress in Compensatory Education and Desegregation Programs
New York (Greene)
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ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.