ERIC Number: ED086783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Afro-American Curriculum Office and Resource Center. ESEA Title III, Toledo Public Schools, Toledo, Ohio.
Meinke, Dean L.; Glick, I. David
The Afro-American Curriculum Office and Resource Center, funded under Title III of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, had the general purpose of upgrading the instructional level and the material resources concerning the black American's contributions to this country's past and present life. Although the project was directly administered through the Toledo Public Schools, it was designed to service all public, private and parochial school systems in the metropolitan area. A staff of seven people was hired to operate the project: a project director, three teachers, a certified librarian, a secretary, and a library aide. The project operated specifically in the Ninth Congressional District which includes approximately 432,619 people. There are about 54,710 blacks within this area, most of whom life in well-defined areas within the city limits of Toledo. The project was designed to reach not only this core area of blacks but also the suburban areas of whites. A central resource center was established for the Toledo area schools, with a current holding of 1640 book titles and 650 audio-visual titles. Each piece of instructional material was evaluated before purchase according to carefully prepared criteria. Curriculum materials have been developed and distributed to teachers on all grade levels throughout the metropolitan area. In order to provide teachers and other interested personnel with the background to handle the instructional materials a series of inservice methods have been employed, including presentations, demonstrations, speakers, and long-term institutes. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Toledo Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III