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The Richmond Plan: A Report of a Pre-Technology Program for the "Average Learner."
Cogswell Polytechnical Coll., San Francisco, CA.
This concluding report of a project initiated by the Cogswell Polytechnical Institute entitled "The Richmond Plan," focuses on the results of a reevaluation of the principles and practices of high school programs in the Richmond City Schools in California. This project, designed to meet the specialized needs of "average" high school students in terms of higher education and to determine whether a pretechnology high school program is possible was financed by a grant from the Rosenberg Foundation of San Francisco. This pretechnical training program involved the following departments of the school functioning as a team: English, science, mathematics, drafting, and the shop areas. Contents of this report cover: (1) program administration, (2) counseling role, (3) teaching methods, (4) class analysis of the program, (5) curriculum materials, and (6) various pretechnical course outlines. It was concluded that it is possible for a community college to accept the responsibility of developing a high school preparatory program leading to semiprofessional offerings and still maintain the state and local educational requirements as demanded by state and city agencies. The cost to the district for the program, once the teachers are trained, is not significantly greater. (GR)
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Sponsor: Rosenberg Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Cogswell Polytechnical Coll., San Francisco, CA.