ERIC Number: ED102236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Emergency School Aid Act Pilot Project. Final Report, 1973-74. Research and Development Report, Volume 7, Number 7, December, 1974.
Slavin, Jill A.; Taylor, Myrtice M.
The Atlanta Public Schools operated a pilot project under the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) from July 1, 1973 through June 30, 1974. The pilot project was subdivided into two parts. Part One, the Camp Learning Center Project, proposed the establishment of interdisciplinary educational, interracial, and cultural experiences in a camp setting for 1100 sixth grade pupils. Each child was enrolled in the program for a period of 13 weeks. During the first six weeks the children and their teacher planned the activities they would conduct at camp. The students prepared for this experience by studying a variety of subjects that would help them accomplish their goals. The children spent the seventh week at the Camp Learning Center, from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. While at camp, the children participated in group study, individual tutoring, and recreational and social activities. Following the camp week, the students continued their studies in their chosen areas and evaluated their camp experience for the final six weeks of the program. The major purpose of Part Two, the Bicultural project, was to reduce isolation and educational problems related to non-English speaking pupils and pupils with first language interferences. Thus the project proposed to extend services which would meet the needs of immigrant pupils and aid them in making proper adjustment in their learning situations. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Georgia (Atlanta)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Emergency School Aid Act 1972