ERIC Number: ED117069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Program for Educational Development, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
Northwestern State Univ., Natchitoches, LA.
DeSoto Parish, Louisiana is a basically rural area in nature and in 1970 was recognized as below the norm in its educational program. This document outlines the plan for the restructuring of the curricular program with an attendant inservice program in an effort to correct instructional deficiencies and to create in parents, teachers, and students a feeling of pride, unity, and accomplishment. The inservice program was proposed in the following four phases: (1) development of curriculum guides in English, science, social science, mathematics, and reading for grades 1-12; (2) instruction in the utilization of the guides and in innovative teaching strategies; (3) an evaluation of the total instructional program; and (4) the deployment of coordinating teachers in each school. The program was planned to be completed in a five year span, 1970-75, and required the complete cooperation of the public school teachers and the faculty and students of the College of Education at Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana. Data evaluated was based on observations designed to measure curriculum organization, teaching techniques, classroom social organization, classroom psychological climate, order maintaining techniques, and provisions for individual differences. (Author/JMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwestern State Univ., Natchitoches, LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana