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ERIC Number: ED014351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-23
Pages: 67
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Reference Count: 0
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SECONDARY EDUCATION AND SCHOOL DISTRICT ORGANIZATION.
STONE, FRANKLIN D.
THE THESIS IS PROPOSED THAT EFFECTIVE SCHOOL ORGANIZATION IS NECESSARY TO REALIZE QUALITATIVE SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WITH ECONOMY. TO SUBSTANTIATE THE THESIS, A COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF SECONDARY EDUCATION IN RELATION TO SCHOOL DISTRICT ORGANIZATION WAS CONDUCTED. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES INCLUDED WERE--(1) THE EXAMINATION OF THE PRESENT STATUS OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, (2) THE EXPLORATION OF MINIMUM STANDARDS, (3) THE EXAMINATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT ORGANIZATION, AND (4) THE OUTLINE OF AN OPTIMUM SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM. STUDIES TEND TO SHOW THAT SMALL HIGH SCHOOLS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE, FAIL TO OFFER BROAD INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS, AND ARE UNABLE TO ATTRACT QUALITY STAFF. IN AN ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, STANDARDS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS, STATES, AND LEADERS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL. RESEARCH INDICATES THAT TO MAINTAIN QUALITY AND ECONOMY THE OPTIMUM SIZE SECONDARY SCHOOL SHOULD RANGE IN SIZE FROM 700-900 STUDENTS. THIS SIZE WOULD PERMIT A BROAD PROGRAM OF STUDIES AND ACTIVITIES WHICH SHOULD PROVIDE BETTER INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS, WELL-TRAINED TEACHERS, MORE ADEQUATE SPECIAL SERVICES, FUNCTIONAL BUILDINGS, AND AN ATMOSPHERE CONDUCIVE TO CHANGE. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Great Plains School District Organization Project, Lincoln, NE.
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