ERIC Number: ED088965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Instructional Program Designed for Children From Birth Through Seventh Grade: Ed. S. Cook Elementary School, 1972-73. Research and Development Report, Volume 7, Number 16, October, 1973.
The Ed. S. Cook Elementary School, located near the Capitol Homes Housing Project, the Martin Luther King Village, and a six to eight block deteriorating inner-city neighborhood, served 666 pupils in grades kindergarten through seven in the main building and an additional 80 infants, toddlers, and kindergarten-age children in the Title IV-A Child Development Center located in adjacent buildings. The instructional program was supplemented by three supportive programs. The English-Reading Program under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act provided compensatory education for the most educationally deprived pupils in the school. The primary objective of this activity was to improve the reading competencies of the most deprived pupils through tutorial and/or individualized instruction. By improving academic competencies, the program also aimed at improving the self-concept and attitude toward school of participants. The Cook Child Development Center, funded under Title IV-A of the 1967 Amendments to the Social Security Act, serves 80 preschool-age children in day care and 50 school-age children in extended day care with a staff of one lead teacher, four group leaders, and 12 aides. As a result of funding difficulties, the kindergarten program was drastically altered and the Outreach component was cut out entirely until July, 1973, after the Title IV-A funding of a separate outreach component proposal. The Comprehensive Instructional Program, funded by the school system, was designed to aid teachers with individualizing classroom instruction in reading for grades one through three and in math for grades four through six. (Author/JM)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV