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ERIC Number: ED002102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 40
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MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE ABLE STUDENT THROUGH PROVISIONS FOR FLEXIBLE PROGRESSION.
LINDVALL, C.M.; AND OTHERS
FLEXIBLE PROGRESSION PROVIDES FOR A MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY IN THE WAY STUDENTS PROGRESS THROUGH THE SCHOOL PROGRAM. THE FIRST TYPE OF FLEXIBLE PROGRESSION, WITHIN THE ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL STRUCTURE, WAS USED IN THE PITTSBURGH SCHOOL SYSTEM. SIX SEVENTH-GRADE STUDENTS WHO EXCELLED IN THE USE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WERE PERMITTED TO TAKE THE NINTH-GRADE COURSE AT THE NEARBY HIGH SCHOOL. THESE SIX STUDENTS RECEIVED AN A IN THE NINTH-GRADE COURSE. THE SECOND TYPE OF FLEXIBLE PROGRESSION, FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE, CONSISTS OF THREE KINDS. THE FIRST WAS EARLY ADMISSION TO COLLEGE WHEREBY SELECTED STUDENTS SKIPPED THEIR SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL TO ENTER COLLEGE AS FRESHMEN. THE STUDENTS WERE ENTHUSIASTIC AT THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE COURSE WORK THAT WAS MORE CHALLENGING AND TO BE IN CLASSES WITH A MORE ACADEMIC ATMOSPHERE. NOT ONLY WAS THEIR SCHOLASTIC PERFORMANCE EXCELLENT BUT THEY WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL IN ADJUSTING TO THE NONACADEMIC SIDE OF COLLEGE LIFE. THE SECOND KIND WAS PART-TIME COLLEGE STUDY, WHEREBY THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ATTENDED COLLEGE EACH DAY FOR ONE CLASS. AGAIN THE RESPONSE, ENTHUSIASM, AND SUCCESS OF THE PARTICIPATING STUDENTS SHOWED THIS PROGRAM TO BE WORTHWHILE. THE THIRD KIND, THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM, ALLOWED STUDENTS TO HAVE ADVANCED PLACEMENT IN COLLEGE AND CREDIT FOR COLLEGE COURSES. THE LAST TYPE OF FLEXIBLE PROGRESSION, THAT WITHIN HIGHER EDUCATION, CONSISTS OF TWO KINDS. THE FIRST OFFERED FLEXIBILITY WITHIN THE UNDERGRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS PROGRAM. STUDENTS WERE ENCOURAGED TO MOVE INTO MANY FIELDS OF STUDY WITHIN THE LIBERAL ARTS PROGRAM. THE SECOND OFFERED FLEXIBILITY BETWEEN LIBERAL AND AND PROFESSIONAL OR GRADUATE PROGRAMS. STUDENTS COULD MOVE BETWEEN LIBERAL AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION.
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for Research on Human Resources.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)