ERIC Number: ED101040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of World of Inquiry School. Final Report.
Elkind, D.; And Others
The World of Inquiry School (WOIS) derived its impetus from the wish to demonstrate that quality integrated urban education was both feasible and practical. The aim was to create a school in which the ethnic mix of the student body was a microcosm of the ethnic mix of the larger community. In addition, a new organizational school system, modeled after the interest area format of informal British primary schools, was an integral part of the proposed educational plan. The school was funded as part of a larger federal project, Project UNIQUE, that was initiated by the Superintendent of the Rochester City Schools. The school was located in an inner city building in Rochester. The faculty was chosen for teaching skill, interest in innovative education, and for special knowledge and skills such as art, science, and manual arts. In planning the school, rooms were set aside as interest areas devoted to art, science, crafts, etc., but contained many other materials and activities as well. Children were assigned to family rooms in the morning and were allowed to choose the interest area of their choice in the afternoon. A family room teacher is primarily responsible for the basic instruction in language arts skills and number skills. He individualizes instruction and keeps records of each pupil's progress in the major subject areas. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Pre-College Education in Science.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York