ERIC Number: ED049185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Blueprint for Action: A Summary of Recommendations for Improving Compensatory Education in Massachusetts.
Jordan, Daniel C.; Spiess, Kathryn H.
This summarizes a more detailed report "Compensatory Education in Massachusetts: An Evaluation with Recommendations." The first part outlines four critical courses of action which will strengthen compensatory education: (1) establish appropriate program objectives; (2) establish sound evaluation components in all Title I projects; (3) establish several model compensatory programs; and (4) take steps to fill the findings and subsidiary recommendations, presented under the following headings which are related to the observation protocol and questionnaire used to collect the data: (1) planning procedures; (2) formulation of project objectives; (3) selection of project participants; (4) project evaluation; (5) program modification; (6) staff characteristics, selection and recruitment; (7) preservice and inservice training; (8) developing effective learners; (9) motivational aspects of the program; (10) parent, home, and community involvement. The agencies which should be responsible for carryihng out the various recommendations are considered, and a model program is presented. This describes the characteristics of the competent learner, the structure and function of the model program, and the selection and recruitment of staff for training. The roles and training experiences of the various staff members are listed.
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged, Program Development, Relevance (Education), Staff Role, Teacher Education
Public Document Division, Room 116, The State House, Boston, Massachusetts ($1.33)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.