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ERIC Number: ED103561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Systematic-Individualized Approach to Meeting the Needs of Disadvantaged Students. [Meeting the Needs of Disadvantaged Students: A Systematic Approach.]
Replogle, Vernon L.
An effective and almost cost-free approach to the identification and amelioration of critical needs and problems of pupils, an approach developed and tested by the Consortium of Laboratory Schools of the Academic Affairs Conference of Midwestern Universities, is designed to help teachers identify through a special survey instrument the needs and problems which their pupils may have to an unusual degree, and encourage teachers to develop remedial and intervention strategies and techniques which they can apply in their own classrooms. Thus far four promising intervention procedures which teachers may select have been studied. They are: (1) Teacher(s) work intensively with a single child. (2) Teacher(s) work intensively with small groups of children with similar needs. (3) Teacher(s) work cooperatively with parent(s) to resolve problems of their son or daughter. (4) Marshalling peer support to aid the pupils; pupils interact in discussions. Preliminary data based on the results from a random group of problems dealt with by these approaches indicated approximately two-thirds of the pupils can be expected to show some improvement. Needs and concerns are felt to be much broader than reading, writing and arithmetic; however, personal problems of pupils, such as being rejected by one's peers, being unhappy in school or having peer work and study skills, have a direct bearing on the successful mastery of academic skills. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of National Association of Secondary School Principals (February 1975)