ERIC Number: ED118697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Erie Urban Network School Project. ESEA Title III.
Erie City School District, PA.
Information about the Erie Urban Network School Project as it has been functioning for the past two years is provided in this report. Designed (1) to meet the needs of the inner city child by aiding the professional staff through inservice, and (2) to understand the child, the community, the educational techniques best suited for him, this project employs a humanistic approach in an effort to foster a positive self image, and a positive attitude toward learning and responsible behavior. Various program objectives are cited such as those designed to acquaint teachers with current and relevant educational studies and techniques, to develop in teachers the ability to prescribe a learning approach that is individualized, and to assist teacher competency in encouraging creativity. Several sections cover such topics as inservice sessions, parental involvement, mini-courses, bucket brigade, scheduling, college programs, discipline programs, interstate conferences, and the testing program. A list of participating project schools is also included. After evaluation of the project at two of the schools, project expansion to other public inner-city schools is recommended. Effective communication among the teachers, parents, and students involved in this Project is considered to (1) foster an improved attitude and (2) display social improvement of the students in their interaction with their teachers and peers. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Federal Programs, Humanistic Education, Individualized Programs, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Slum Schools, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Erie City School District, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III