ERIC Number: ED090342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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The Use of Several Diverse Methodologies for Increasing Pupil Achievement: Wesley Avenue Elementary School, 1972-73.
Russell, Gail; Gaskin, Comer
Since many of the children attending Wesley School come from homes which have a low income base, it qualifies for federally funded compensatory services. The educational program at Wesley was unique in that the various compensatory programs in operation reflected the use of several diverse methodologies for improving pupil achievement. The total educational program was supported by two primary sources: general funds allocated by the Atlanta Board of Education, and supplementary funds from several compensatory programs. The Comprehensive Instructional Program provided inservice, diagnostic, and descriptive activities. ESEA Title IV-A provided comprehensive day care services to meet the needs of 60 preschool-age children. The extended day care program was made available to 96 children who were siblings of the preschoolers receiving day care. The pupils in Follow Through classes were taught phonic skills by means of the Direct Approach to Decoding, developed on the basis of performance objectives and designed as an integral part of the total reading instructional program. Follow Through provided regular staff with 12 aides. Apart from materials and supplies, Title I provided the services of one lead teacher and five aides. Project Success provided teachers with training in the use of success techniques during a two-week summer workshop. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV