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ERIC Number: ED002295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Pages: 3
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THE CORDOVA PLAN.
COLLINS, JAMES W.; AND OTHERS
EXPERIMENT IN STAFF UTILIZATION WERE DISCUSSED. CHANGES IN THE METHODS OF INSTRUCTION AND THE CURRICULUM WERE BASED UPON A DESIRE TO PRODUCE A BETTER TEACHING-LEARNING SITUATION, TO STIMULATE STUDENTS TO COMMIT THEMSELVES FOR THEIR OWN IMPROVEMENT, TO MEET THE CHALLENGES SOCIETY THRUSTS UPON THE MODERN SCHOOL, AND TO EQUIP STUDENTS TO MEET THEIR DAILY PROBLEMS. EXPERIMENTS WERE MADE IN THE AREAS OF LARGE GROUP INSTRUCTION, IN THE USE OF TEAM TEACHING, IN BACK-TO-SCHOOL SCHEDULING, IN A COMBINATION OF ENGLISH-SOCIAL SCIENCE INSTRUCTORS AND ENGLISH-SOCIAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM, IN THE USE OF TEACHERS' AIDS, AND IN COEDUCATIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION. REQUESTS FROM THE TEACHING STAFF AT THE END OF THE EXPERIMENTAL YEAR PROMPTED THE ARRANGEMENT OF SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL TO PLAN A NEW CURRICULUM AND A NEW APPROACH. ONE OF THE RESULTS OF THE WORKSHOP WAS THE COMBINING OF THE ENGLISH AND SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS INTO A DEPARTMENT OF UNIFIED STUDIES. A 4-YEAR UNIFIED STUDIES PROGRAM WAS ESTABLISHED. IT CONSISTED OF A SINGLE COURSE OF STUDY INVOLVING BASIC CONCEPTS AND MATERIALS FROM HISTORY AND LITERATURE. FIVE MEMBER TEAMS CONDUCTED THE PROGRAM ON A GRADE LEVEL BASIS, AND A PLANNING COUNCIL OF TEACHERS FACILITATED STAFF ASSIGNMENTS. STUDENTS WHO NEEDED SPECIAL ATTENTION WERE PUT IN REMEDIAL SECTIONS OUTSTANDING STUDENTS WERE GIVEN SELF-DIRECTED STUDY PROGRAMS. BY UNIFYING SUBJECT MATTER AND BY TEACHING CONCEPTS, STUDENTS WERE PLACED IN A MORE CHALLENGING SITUATION. OTHER INNOVATIONS IN STAFF UTILIZATION INCLUDED TEAM TEACHING IN SCIENCE, MATH, AND HOME ECONOMICS, USE OF TEACHERS' AIDES AND LAY READERS, AND EXPERIMENTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION TAUGHT BY TEAMS OF MEN AND WOMEN INSTRUCTORS. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION," VOLUME 40, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1965.
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Rancho Cordova)