ERIC Number: ED034829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
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An Intensive Program for the Attainment of Educational Achievement in Deprived Area Schools of New York City. MARC Document No. 1.
Metropolitan Applied Research Center, Inc., New York, NY.
This proposal outlines goals for improvement in public schools in disadvantaged areas in New York City in the following five fields: academic achievement, teacher training, accountability, decentralization and community involvement. A description of skills to be attained in the kindergarten and grades 1-8 is given along with recommendations for remedial and vocational training in the high schools. Outer-community experiences, such as camping trips, are considered essential along with workshop centers within the schools to provide therapy and counseling. Teacher training would include in-service training, seminar work in the ethnic structure of the community, and a reserve corps of teachers to fill vacated positions and to provide substitutes to maintain continuity. Parental and school responsibility are stressed, and a hierarchy of accountability is outlined in addition to a plan of continuous evaluation and diagnosis of students' progress. Guidelines for decentralization and methods of developing community involvement are also included. (KG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Counseling, Community Involvement, Decentralization, Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Diagnosis, Outdoor Education, Parent Responsibility, Reading Improvement, Remedial Programs, School Counseling, School Responsibility, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Applied Research Center, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)