ERIC Number: ED109288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
LinC Semester: A High School Education Option. Report and Recommendations to the Detroit Education Task Force From the Education Committee.
Wood, Kenneth N.
It is held that the proposed Learning in Community (LinC) program, if introduced into Detroit high schools, will address the major concerns of Detroit citizens for educational achievement by significantly increasing the meaning and motivation the student brings to school. This plan was, it is reported, unanimously endorsed on November 7, 1973, by the Education Committee of the Detroit Education Task Force. There are, it is stated, three general goals to be fulfilled by LinC. The first of these is to increase the opportunities for high school aged youth to be involved in the solution of real problems in the real world as a recognized part of their education. The second goal is to modify the regular high school curricula to include options for field experience education in community development. The third goal is to link high schools with their respective attendance area communities in the type of creative interface which results in educational excellence and community development. LinC is said to be a program of single semester full time, fully credited intensive involvement in out-of-the-classroom guided learning experiences focused on those needs and problems of the community which touch youth. All LinC activities are said to be carried out in teams or groups. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Education Task Force, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Michigan (Detroit)