ERIC Number: ED092636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the New York University Clinic for Learning Project: Whitelaw Reid Junior High School (JHS 57).
Rosenfeld, Gerry; And Others
The Clinic for Learning, a demonstration and training center at Junior High School 57K in Brooklyn, was conducted jointly by the School of Education at New York University and the New York City Board of Education, with the financial assistance of the Ford Foundation. New York University was to introduce its faculty and students to the public school setting in an attempt to relate theory to the realities of junior high school teaching. At the same time New York City school personnel were to be involved in the processes of positive change within the classroom and between school and community. In addition, community persons from the Bedford-Stuyvesant area, where the school was located, were to be trained to assist in the education of neighborhood children. A central feature of the Clinic for Learning during the first year of the program was the "cluster" system in which 17 regular seventh grade classes were realigned in six clusters of 85-90 children each. The Clinic for Learning was found lacking by Junior High School 57K officials and, likewise, by Clinic for Learning personnel. It was this joint recognition of "failure" that eventually spurred an evaluation of the Clinic for Learning by the Center for Urban Education. The purpose of such an evaluation was to assess the causes for failure. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Cluster Grouping, College School Cooperation, Community Involvement, Demonstration Centers, Educational Change, Field Experience Programs, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Inner City, Junior High Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Schools of Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)