ERIC Number: ED028643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-May-1
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Mission: Possible; The Story of Project Challenge.
East St. Louis School District 189, IL.
Project Challenge, a federally funded project in School District 189 of East St. Louis, Illinois, includes only those public and private schools at the elementary and secondary levels with the highest concentration of disadvantaged children. Teaching personnel for the project's in-service training program are provided by Southern Illinois University. The goals--academic improvement with better motivation and attendance--are pursued through the use of 16mm educational films, along with other audiovisual materials. Enthusiastic response from staff, students, and parents has resulted in an increase in the number of technicians and specialists on the staff. Each school has a filmstrip library, tape recorders, projectors, and some facilities for the development of materials, as well as borrowing privileges from the central media center and from other schools. Future plans call for expansion into other media, additions to the existing film library, and more training of personnel. (EM/MT)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Behavior Change, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Federal Aid, Films, Filmstrips, Improvement Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Underachievement, Urban Schools
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: East St. Louis School District 189, IL.