ERIC Number: ED164724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Options in Public Education: Academic Interest Centers.
Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Program Development/Alternative Schools.
In this booklet, the use of Academic Interest Centers (AIC) in Chicago public schools is described. An AIC is defined as an educational option program which: (1) concentrates a unique combination of resources for academic improvement in one location; (2) serves children of various racial/ethnic backgrounds in a way that advances their academic interests, talents and social growth; (3) enriches the basic skills of elementary and secondary school students; and (4) is developed in conjunction with members of the community. The history and objectives of the AICs in Chicago are outlined. Guidelines for the development of AICs are provided. Elements in program development, including location, resources, space, programming, staffing, and organization, are explained. The parameters within which the AIC program may vary are stated along with evaluation procedures. (WI)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Basic Skills, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment, Magnet Schools, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Public Education, Racial Integration, School Community Relationship
National Clearinghouse for Options in Public Education, Chicago Public Schools, Room 626, 228 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Program Development/Alternative Schools.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)