ERIC Number: ED069822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Overview and Evaluation of Project LEM. Innovative Education in Action.
Hackensack Public Schools, NJ.
Project LEM (Learning Experience Module), funded under Title III, Elementary Secondary Education Act, incorporates concepts of an open elementary educational plan, featuring: multi-age, multi-ethnic groupings, individually prescribed instructions, a "core" curriculum, differentiated staffing, and maximum space utilization. These educational components are addressed to meet specific objectives: (1) improving social competence and developing a more positive self-image in each student; (2) improving the reading and arithmetic skills of students; (3) increasing teacher competency--(a) in diagnosing pupil needs, (b) in providing for individual differences, and (c) in creating a wholesome learning environment; (4) engendering significant parent interest and involvement in the school program; (5) developing parental abilities to assist their children; and, (6) utilizing existing facilities to accommodate more students, without increasing costs significantly or lowering the level of the educational program. Teachers in the LEM have been organized into three teams. Each team has one teacher per 25 children, a team leader, and an aide. Emphasis in the "core" curriculum is on creating a variety of learning experiences designed not only to achieve the performance objectives, but also to provide a continuum of incentives to learn. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Core Curriculum, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Individualized Instruction, Open Education, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Space Utilization, Student Attitudes
Hillers Elementary School, Longview Avenue, Hackensack, N.J. 07601 (Price not available)
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Authoring Institution: Hackensack Public Schools, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III