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The Dual Progress Plan


reviewed by Warren G. Findley - 1963

coverTitle: The Dual Progress Plan
Author(s): G. D. Stoddard
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The Dual Progress Plan being tried in grades 3—6 of the Ossining and Long Beach, NY, schools, under the aegis of New York University, is a synthesis of a number of variations on the conventional self-contained classroom prevalent in elementary schools today. Based primarily on a distinction between "cultural imperatives"—the language arts and social studies—and "cultural electives"—mathematics, science, art, and music—each child's school day is divided into one half devoted in self-contained fashion to the imperatives and a second half departmentalized in ungraded sections for study of the electives. It is cogently argued that the new programs in science and mathematics in elementary schools are forcing us to face the increasingly impossible task set the elementary school teacher in the self-contained pattern. Under this new plan, mathematics and science teachers will be able to carry children as far and as fast as they can go; elementary teachers at home in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 8, 1963, p. 741-741
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3001, Date Accessed: 5/21/2019 2:59:40 PM

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