ERIC Number: ED038417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Orono High School's Phase-Elective English Program.
After completing a freshman course that provides instruction in basic skills and acquaints them with five members of the English staff, students at Orono High School, Maine, can select according to their interests from among 37 courses in diverse areas: folklore, film study, mythology, modern grammar, English literature, expository writing, and seminars in American literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, and the epic. Classified under one of five "phases" of difficulty, the courses range from those designed for students who have much difficulty with basic language skills to those for students who have excellent control of basic skills and are looking for stimulating learning experiences. Some courses are multiphased. During the program's brief existence, reaction among students has been encouraging. Obvious advantages of the program are its built-in flexibility, active student participation in curriculum development, and increased student and teacher interest in the subject matter. (Appendices provide individual descriptions of the 37 courses taught in the program, and a master list of courses indicating phase levels for each.) (LH)
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Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Note: In "Curriculum Bulletin," Fall 1969, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 21-33