ERIC Number: ED079955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Designing a Campus Plan for Quality Education. Final Report, Part II.
Syracuse City School District, NY.
The City School District of Syracuse, New York devised an individualized instructional program which developed students who were creative, self-discoverers, problem-solvers, and capable of learning to learn. As a first step, a 1969 summer inservice workshop was held at which one or more administrators and two teachers from each of 13 schools were trained in the process of individualizing instruction through writing Learning Activity Packages (LAP). They developed skills in writing behavioral objectives, test items, diagnoses, etc., and then, in turn, trained over 300 staff members in their respective schools. Seventy LAPs were developed, and there were over 10,000 individual requests for their use at participating schools. Evaluation showed the workshops were effective means of training staff, that student academic achievement was better when LAPs were used, and that student and teacher attitudes toward LAPs were positive. Thirteen neighboring districts have since adopted the LAP method and information about the plan has been disseminated widely across the county. (PB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrators, Behavioral Objectives, Educational Quality, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Modules, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers, Workshops
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III