ERIC Number: ED106785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
A Language Arts Program for the Nonacademic Students on the Secondary Level.
Florence School District 1, SC.
One of the programs in "Effective Reading Programs...," this program is designed for students who find academic achievement difficult or who do not plan to continue their education beyond high school. Begun in 1968, the program serves approximately 2,400 black and white junior and senior high school students. The program strives to involve the students in the total academic program and to allow them to experience success. In addition to their academic needs, a primary concern is the students' psychological needs--their capabilities, interests, attitudes, goals, cultural values, and self-concepts. The curriculum is divided into seven phases of achievement, and students proceed at their own rate. The teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, with emphasis given to life-related activities, is included. Traditional grammar and literature books are replaced by many materials, including paperbacks, skilltexts, skilltapes, newspapers, periodicals, maps, and forms such as application blanks and brochures. Instruction is done in small groups, partnership study, student-tutored groups, and individually, and an effort is made to establish a classroom environment that is stimulating but nonthreatening to the student. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florence School District 1, SC.