ERIC Number: ED103560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Project LEARN: Learning Experiences Adjusted to Recognized Needs. Title III Project, Final Report.
Canton Municipal Separate School District, MS.
Project Learning Experiences Adjusted to Recognized Needs (LEARN), funded under Title III of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, as amended, has had three thrusts: (1) a diagnose strengths and weaknesses of individual students, academic, social, psychological, and physical, in designated grades; (2) to prescribe programs of learning activities to meet identified needs; and, (3) to provide, to as great a degree as possible, the treatment needed to meet the identified needs. Canton Municipal Separate School District is organized into four schools. Two schools include grades one through three; one school includes grades four through six; and one school includes grades seven through 12. The total student body is a little less than 4000 and is approximately 95 percent black. Project LEARN was an outgrowth of the realization of two facts: (1) that students in the Canton Public Schools were, as a whole, performing far below national averages, as determined by standardized achievement tests; (2) that students have individual differences and needs as they vary in backgrounds, abilities, interests, and experiences. Based on the organization of the school system, it was decided that the first, the fourth, and the eighth grades would be logical levels at which students should be studied in an effort to determine their strengths and weaknesses and to prescribe suitable programs of learning activities. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Authoring Institution: Canton Municipal Separate School District, MS.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III