ERIC Number: ED094034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Instructional Plan Integrating a Community Agency Program: Towns Elementary School, 1972-73. Research and Development Report, Vol. 7, No. 49, April 1974.
Branch, Helen M.; Evans, Dale
The community served by Towns Elementary School has changed from a black neighborhood of upper middle class homeowners to a neighborhood where the majority of the houses are now rented to lower socioeconomic status residents. Pupils now, possibly because of their environmental circumstances, exhibit behaviors which indicate needs for remediation of social skills. Funds allocated under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act for neglected children provide the support for a variety of activities directly involving the children from the Carrie-Steel-Pitts Home for Children. The courselor and one teacher aide work with the 110 children helping them develop appropriate social behaviors and also to modify their deficienceis in academic skills. The Youth-Tutoring-Youth project is likewise funded by Title I. Late in the school year, a program funded under Title IV-A of the Social Security Act was implemented which provides day care services for 40 preschool children of the Towns School Community and an extended day program for school-age siblings of the preschool group. This program is designed to make it possible for mothers of these children to be trained for and/or obtain gainful employment and, thus, to be self-supporting and to benefit from interaction with the larger community. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia