ERIC Number: ED061880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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This document describes a model (the PASS Model) that allows for universities to develop programs and facilities that are of mutual benefit to the university and to the community of which it is a part. The University of Pennsylvania has developed this particular model, and it is implemented in the form of the West Philadelphia Free School. The Community Enrichment Program of the PASS Model is designed to acclimate students to the unfamiliar world of business, industry, and the arts. Students work and study in offices and hospitals, learn to run computers, handling business transactions, and develop interests and talents in the arts and academic disciplines. The aim of the program is to increase the students' areas of experience and competence, to encourage him to make choices and take risks further afield, and to give him real reasons for mastering the basic skills. An indepth description of the renovated houses used as classrooms is included in the document, as well as accounts of the various obstacles confronted and how they are being coped with. It is hoped that this model will be of help to other urban and metropolitan universities in implementing similar programs. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia.