ERIC Number: ED073895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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A Title I ESEA Case Study: The Continuous Progress Program, Williamsburg County, South Carolina.
Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
The Division of Compensatory Education, which administers Title I in the U.S. Office of Education, has examined a number of successful projects to determine what constitutes a good Title I project and what are the common denominators of success. The Williamsburg program, involving 25 kindergarten teachers, 100 teachers in grades 1 through 4, 20 administrators, and 100 teacher aides, is described in this case study. The program is directed towards improving the achievement levels of the students by concentrating on instruction in reading and mathematics. The reading instruction includes reading readiness, initial reading, critical reading, and word expansion. Mathematics instruction includes manipulatives, mathematical patterns, and computations. After presenting other general information about the school district, the case study discusses the planning, managing, and implementing of the program. Determining pupil needs, involving parents and community, establishing specific objectives, and identifying and using resources are involved in planning the program. The program management is discussed in terms of selecting the staff, selecting and preparing facilities, and developing the curriculum. Program implementation involves training the staff, conducting instruction, involving parents and other community members, and disseminating information. Also discussed are the budget and the evaluation. Teacher training activities for 1968-71 are described in the appendix. (HBC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Poverty Areas, Program Administration, Reading Achievement, Rural Youth, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (GPO 1780-1033, $0.50)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I