ERIC Number: ED090343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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Title IV-A Works Toward Total Child Development: John B. Gordon Elementary School, 1972-73. Research and Development Report, Volume 7, Number 25, December, 1973.
McWilliams, Joyce H.; Wells, Veronica
Gordon Elementary School had three supplementary programs during 1972-73 which were funded by federal, state, and local monies. Title IV-A is a federally funded program based on a "total family" approach to treating problems of the child and his education. Health, recreation, and physical fitness; remediation; family counseling; cultural enrichment; arts and crafts; occupational training and family life skills; breakfast and snack; and library services are representative of the avenues which Title IV-A is creating to upgrade the quality of family life and community participation in childhood development. Of the pupils enrolled at Gordon 85 percent met original Title IV-A criteria for low-income family educational assistance as defined by a sliding income scale which varied with family size. The Title IV-A program was limited to serving 40 preschool children, ages three and four, and 64 school-age children in grades kindergarten through seventh. The Comprehensive Instructional Program is a locally developed and funded project. Its purpose is to provide diagnostic measures and inservice training for teachers to insure pupil development in reading and math, and to define and establish a base professional competency level for teachers. Tests are provided to teachers for diagnostic testing several times a year. CIP has also developed a set of proficiency modules which will help develop teaching skills in reading for all classroom teachers. The Comprehensive Career Education Model consists of instructional units incorporated into the regular classroom instruction. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV