ERIC Number: ED027604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec-23
Reference Count: 0
The Opinions of Ninth Grade Students at Abington High School North Campus about Modular Scheduling. A Report on the Results of a Student Opinionnaire.
Edwards, Pauline L.; Flexer, Barbara
As part of an ESEA Title III study of student reaction to modular scheduling at Abington High School-North Campus, 930 ninth grade students completed opinionnaires designed to test the hypothesis that most of the students favor modular scheduling and that there would be no significant differences in terms of sex, ability group, and sending school. The opinionnaires, administered the first week in October, contained 13 opinion statements to which responses were made along a five-point strongly agree-strongly disagree continuum. The internal consistency of the opinionnaire was .74. It was concluded that the majority of ninth grade students, regardless of sex, academic ability, or sending school, were favorably inclined toward modular scheduling. Three recommendations are made: (1) A study of teacher and administrative attitudes toward the modular schedule should be undertaken, (2) a followup study of the same students should be undertaken in May to determine whether significant changes in attitude take place during the year, and (3) the school should continue using the modular schedule. (HW)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abington High School, PA. North Campus.