ERIC Number: ED023762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Narrative Description of the N.C. Advancement School, Final Report.
Thompson, Charles; And Others
This report describes a residential remedial school for high potential underachieving grade 8 boys selected from public schools across the state. The school had four terms of two to three months duration each year, and attendance each term averaged about 200 boys and 25 visiting teachers from the same public school systems. The visiting teachers received inservice training in the problems of underachievement. On the basis of demographic and psychodynamic data gathered from its pupils, the school conducted several research studies related to underachievement. In addition, a number of learning programs were "empirically", "intuitively" developed from the direct interaction between students and teachers. These programs and the approach of the school in general were characterized by"experiential" materials and methods wherein relevance to students' needs and interests figured priminently. The effectiveness of the learning programs was demonstrated in a 1966-67 field testing program involving 6,000 public school students. The report includes brief descriptions of some of the learning programs and of the research studies which were conducted. (LB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Grade 8, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High School Students, Males, Remedial Programs, Residential Programs, Residential Schools, State Departments of Education, Testing Programs, Underachievement
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Authoring Institution: Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.