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ERIC Number: ED126182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Project Success Environment (Atlanta, Georgia).
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
Funded in part by Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III funds and in part by the Atlanta, Georgia School System, Project Success Environment is now in Year Two of a three year program. A teaching technique of three components--a reinforcement system, a special classroom arrangement, and a success curriculum--the project premised that if inner city children can experience success rather than failure in the school environment, they will be able to accomplish more academically. In a Project Success Environment classroom, the teacher reinforces constantly and immediately after the desired behavior. A pattern is established so that children come to realize what behavior will be reinforced. The success Classroom includes a number of interest centers and a mastery center. For academic assignments, students are separated in three groups, according to academic ability, around the mastery center. In its format and content, the Success Curriculum material and its presentation allows for maximum reinforcement. This exemplary program has achieved improved academic performance, more positive learning behavior, changed techniques of teaching, and strategies for inservice training of teachers. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Design, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Inner City, Program Descriptions, Reinforcement, School Organization, Teaching Methods, Urban Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III