ERIC Number: ED033901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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The Pennsylvania Advancement School: A Brief Description of Staff Development and Teacher Education Programs.
Pennsylvania Advancement School, Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania Advancement School, a nonprofit corporation under contract to the School District of Philadelphia (partially funded under ESEA Titles I and III), is working for the second year toward its goal of stimulating positive change in the education community. Four important elements comprising the model school are the autonomy allowing it experimental freedom; its physical plant providing flexible space utilization; its curriculum and teaching approach emphasizing discovery, expression, and personal growth; and the quality and varied background of its staff (54 professionals including teachers, curriculum specialists, writers, researchers, and teacher education personnel). Current school activities include operation as a demonstration school and as a policy information center with its staff acting as consultants to various educational agencies and groups. It works with five junior high schools in such aspects of program development as the minischool concept in which a large school is divided into several quasi-autonomous, manageable units to improve its human climate. Other activities include a resident teacher fellowship program, sponsorship of weekend and summer workshops, and cooperation with several universities in working with undergraduates and interns. Future cooperative projects include development of school cadres, of an innovation consortium, and of an administrative training program. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Advancement School, Philadelphia.