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ERIC Number: ED127266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-15
Pages: 123
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Improving Learning Through Teacher Retraining in Grades 3-5.
Manson, Edwin M.
The purpose of this practicum is to improve the reading and mathematics achievement of pupils in grades 3, 4, and 5 in the Hartford, Connecticut, public school system by retraining teachers in techniques that include diagnosis and prescription of learning needs. A one-week training workshop for teachers was held, which emphasized open education concepts and individualized approaches. Part 1 or this report relates the background of the urban community of Hartford, Connecticut, and the first attempts at solutions for the steady decline of achievement in intermediate grades. It describes the implementation of an effective primary open education program and the implications of this program for the intermediate grade levels. Contained in this portion also is a description of the initial open education pilot programs conducted by the author. The second section details the objectives of this practicum. It contains a description of the procedures used to involve teachers and administrators in the planning. A description of the training program is also included. The evaluation design of the practicum is presented in Part 3. Results are presented in tabular form for each of the objectives. The final section summarizes conclusions and makes recommendations based upon an analysis of the data contained. Questionnaires and forms used during the project are contained in the appendixes. (SK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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