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ERIC Number: ED455213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 164
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The Engineering of the Paideia Proposal: The First Year.
Brazil, Robert D.
This book describes the implementation of the Paideia program at Chicago's Sullivan High School in 1984. The Paideia program advocates quality education for all students and involves didactic teaching, coaching, and Socratic questioning of guided discussion. Its goal is to prepare students to earn a living, to prepare citizens for duties in a democracy, and to prepare students for lifelong learning. The Paideia graduating class at Sullivan High School completed a chosen curriculum of 4 years of a foreign language, basic computer classes, and 4 years of math, science, social studies, and English. Class periods were longer, and students were encouraged to participate in class discussions. This book's seven chapters include: (1) "The Engineering of the Paideia Proposal" (the philosophy and objectives of Sullivan High School); (2) "Faculty Selection and Re-Education" (student selection, programming, the all-school semester, and the all-school assembly); (3) "Classroom, Coaching and Community" (classroom visitation, coaching, and parent/community involvement); (4) "Program Evaluation"; (5) "Summary and Recommendations"; (6) "The Paideia Diary: The Administrative Notebook"; and (7) "Appendix" (bibliography, principal operants, the Carnegie grant proposal, the Chicago Summer Institute, and the Department of Research and Evaluation). (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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