ERIC Number: ED255743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
LRPSI Staff Development Actitivies. Final Report.
Burley, Richard C.
Activities were undertaken to help correct deficiencies identified in the Long Range Planning and School Improvement (LRPSI) Project in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Diagnostic tests were administered to 800 vocational students to identify those with critical mathematics deficiencies. All instructors were taught interpretation techniques and provided resources for remediation. Twenty-three vocational shops used related mathematics text material to help students improve performance. Over 50 students with identified mathematics deficiencies were helped with the utilization of computers and remedial software. Student safety deficiencies were addressed by introducing extensive audiovisual material into regular vocational safety classes. The increased emphasis on safety instruction also included the formation of safety committees with extensive student involvement. Improving student self-esteem was accomplished by acknowledging student achievement through publication of the vocational honor roll and youth organization publicity. (Supplementary materials include the Long Range Planning Strategy, a list of the computer software used, a list of mathematics books, and computer operating instructions for staff.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Lancaster County Vocational-Technical Schools, PA.