ERIC Number: ED030942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Open-End Elementary Education. NASEC Monograph Series, Spectrum.
Sowers, Paul C.
Incorporating various elements of individualized instructional programs and continuous progress plans, a type of open-end education is recommended as a way to enable each child to realize his own potential and make his greatest contribution to society. Aspects of open-end education discussed briefly include a definition of the term (it incorporates nongrading, team teaching, and flexible scheduling), problems with graded schools, use of teacher aides, curriculum patterns, and class and teacher arrangements. A comprehensive proposal for elementary school organization recommends self-contained classes for pupils from kindergarten through the second year level, all-subject-areas teaching teams for pupils in third and fourth year levels, and related-subject-areas teaching teams for pupils in the fifth through eighth year levels. Separate-subject-areas teaching teams are recommended for pupils at the senior high level. A bibliography of 22 items published between 1961 and 1967 is appended. This document was prepared under ESEA Title III. (JK)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Supplementary Education Center, Flagstaff.