ERIC Number: ED069814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Systems Renewal in the Louisville Public Schools: Lessons on the Frontier of Urban Educational Reform in a Big City School District.
Levine, Daniel U.; Doll, Russell C.
The Louisville Public School District is probably the only large public school district which has systematically begun change on a "systems" basis. Top school officials first made a wide-ranging assessment of the most pressing problems in the district, developed and stated their premises, and then planned two programs. The primary organizational concepts found in Project Focus are team teaching, flexibility in scheduling, role redefinition for teachers and administrators, and community involvement. There are six Focus elementary schools. Project Impact uses the same fundamental organizational concepts as Project Focus. Impact projects are to be found in one senior high, four junior high schools, and three elementary schools. The specific goals of the two programs were as follows: (1) to improve the self-concept of students; (2) to improve pupil achievement in the basic skills of reading, mathematics, and other essentials; (3) to stimulate intellectual curiosity and the self-motivation to learn; (4) to help students become more self-directed and self-disciplined; and, (5) to help students develop satisfying human relationships. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for the Study of Metropolitan Problems in Education.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky