ERIC Number: ED103516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Downtown Learning Center Evaluation. Research and Development Report, Volume 8, Number 6, February 1975.
Branch, Helen M.
The Downtown Learning Center (DLC) is designed to develop a student's initiative, self-discipline, and orientation toward the future by providing an individually planned program for each student and a structure by which each student may set goals, design learning experiences, and appraise the results of the learning effort. To date, DLC has served 445 students from 26 schools with the alternative path to worthwhile goals. The center currently serves 154 students of high school age. The staff includes 11 teachers, 1 librarian, 1 counselor, and 2 part-time supply teachers. Students attend DLC while remaining enrolled in their home school. The present group represents 25 high schools. Examination of the School System Objectives for 1973-74 and evaluating DLC in relation to those objectives leaves little doubt about its efficacy. Surely the general goal is achieved. Student records indicate improved performance. The system of contract-writing attests to learner involvement. DLC's contribution to accomplishing the objective concerning community involvement can be seen in many contacts made with the community through parents in all high schools, through community resources for learning, and through community interest generated and evidenced by inquiries directed to the center. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Georgia (Atlanta)