ERIC Number: ED094038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Reading, Mathematics, and Self-Concept: A Three-Pronged Thrust by a Small School: Goldsmith Elementary School, 1972-73. Research and Development Report, Vol. 7, No. 37, January 1974.
Crawley, Nora S.; Evans, Dale
The purpose of this report is to provide data on the educational program at Goldsmith Elementary School with a focus on several specific programs. The community from which the approximately 210 Goldsmith pupils came consisted mainly of lower-class, single-family dwellings, which were rented by the residents. The racial composition was approximately 45 percent black and 55 percent white pupils. The goals were: (1) to provide a reading program which emphasized the development of basic reading and communication skills by diagnosing each child's strengths and weaknesses and then individualizing activities for him; (2) to improve the child's self-concept and attitude toward school and especially to improve peer group relationships; (3) to increase parental involvement in school activities; and (4) to improve academic performance in the areas of reading and mathematics. Title I, Elementary Secondary Education Act, was the only supportive program that provided supplementary personnel, services, and funds over and above those supplied through the regular school program. Title I provided for one lead teacher and two educational aides. In addition, limited funds were available for materials and supplies. There were also provisions for corrective services in the form of eyeglasses and/or hearing aids for Title I pupils needing them. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Schools, Federal Aid, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Peer Relationship, Program Evaluation, Reading Programs, Self Concept, Small Schools, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia