ERIC Number: ED100868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Three Developmental Models Designed for the Education of Low-Income Children.
Watson, Dorothy J., Ed.; And Others
This paper presents three different educational models for inner-city children. The first, the Learning by Doing Program, a preschool and kindergarten summer program at Saint Mark's Parish, proposes to meet the needs of inner-city children by developing cognitive growth necessary for further learning experiences and by preparing them to enter structured classrooms in the present school system. Outlined are activities to (a) develop physical and sensory readiness, (b) develop reading readiness, (c) develop social readiness, and (d) develop self-concept and pride in inner-city youngsters (such as a unit of Black History). Included also is the minimum achievement to be realized from these activities, suggested materials to be used, organization structure and recruitment, and methods of evaluation. The second, The Development and Study of a Reading Center in an Inner City Elementary School, focuses on an experimental study of fourth and fifth graders with reading problems who are administered the Silvaroli Classroom Reading Inventory. Statistical data are included. The third, Together in Kansas City, Missouri, is a model program designed to bring together children from inner and outer Kansas City areas to enhance their academic, personal, and social experiences, and to demonstrate the value of cultural pluralism as an educational resource. Goals, objectives, organization plan, and evaluation questions are outlined. (JCW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City.