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50 Years of ERIC
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ERIC Number: ED020483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Aug
Pages: 1
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A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE GRADED AND NONGRADED CURRICULUM PLANS ON ADULT MALES AT FLORIDA STATE PRISON HAVING ACADEMIC ABILITIES CORRESPONDING TO ELEMENTARY GRADES 1-8.
CAMPBELL, BILLY RANDOLPH
GRADED AND NONGRADED CURRICULUMS ARE REVIEWED, AND COMPARED, AT THE FLORIDA STATE PRISON. DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM A LITERATURE REVIEW, INTELLIGENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, PUPIL INTEREST INVENTORIES, STUDENT RECORDS, OBSERVATIONS, CONFERENCES, AND CASE STUDIES. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE GRADED CURRICULUM HAD WEAKNESSES IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS SUBJECTS, AND SIX CASE STUDIES SHOW THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO PROGRESS AT A BETTER THAN AVERAGE RATE IN THE NONGRADED SYSTEM. TEACHERS HAD LESS CONTINUOUS PLANNING UNDER THE GRADED PROGRAMS THAN UNDER THE NONGRADED. THE MONTHLY REPORT OF ATTENDANCE SHOWED THAT FEWER PUPILS DROPPED OUT AFTER THE CHANGE TO THE NONGRADED PROGRAM. THE BETTER ORGANIZATION OF TIME IN THE NONGRADED GROUPS PROVIDED TIME FOR TELEVISED SCIENCE LESSONS, THE INTRODUCTION OF SOCIAL STUDIES, AND THE REVISION OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMS. THE NONGRADED APPROACH ALSO MADE IT POSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY STUDENTS WHO WERE READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL WORK. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE NONGRADED PROGRAM PROVIDED THE MOST LEARNING IN THE SHORTEST POSSIBLE TIME FOR INMATE STUDENTS. THIS MASTERS THESIS IS AVAILABLE FROM FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, TALLAHASSEE. 86 PAGES. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers: FLORIDA STATE PRISON