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ERIC Number: ED056682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 14
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An Experimental Learning Resources Center and a New Curriculum in the Social Sciences.
Leeb, David
At Mercer County Community College (New Jersey) an experimental learning resources center and a new curriculum in the social sciences were developed having primary objectives of: (1) keeping more minority-group students in school, (2) reducing their withdrawal rate, (3) developing assessment techniques accommodating inner-city populations, (4) developing relevant, purposeful curricula for center-city students, (5) improving minority-students instruction, and (6) initially targeting four tasks that would develop or identify: (a) model remediation programs for high-risk students, (b) curricula and teaching techniques for use with minority-poverty students, (c) new experimental programs designed to change and improve educational patterns for minority-poverty students, and (d) research necessary for the effective evaluation of the experimental programs. The particular approach advocated for the experimental instructional system was based on the following: (1) students' egos must be involved in their work to be successful, (2) multiple instructional methods are the most successful, (3) instruction must center on contemporary issues, (4) basic information must be presented, (5) irrelevance must be countered, (6) the model system must be replicable, (7) academic and social aspects should be emphasized, (8) model city neighborhood liaison should be stressed, (9) ghetto problem sensors must be built in, and (10) assessment methods relevant to the students should be used. An outline of the program is included. (AL)
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey