ERIC Number: ED046105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
The Four-Quarter Plan and Its Feasibility for the Port Huron Area School District. A Research Study.
Alam, Sami J.
This study examines the economic, educational, and physical feasibility of the four-quarter plan with an assigned vacation. The choice of this plan resulted from the examination of research and literature on different forms and uses of the four-quarter plan. It was concluded that the plan would be feasible if the following conditions were met: (1) curriculum revision must accompany the move to the proposed plan; (2) content within each discipline in the program of instruction must be reevaluated; (3) business and industry, as well as teaching and operational staffs of the school district, should support the plan; and (4) the program must be adequately financed. Three surveys were conducted to assess the attitudes of the community, the business and industrial representatives, and the certified staff to the plan. The surveys show that (1) the business and industrial community was evenly divided in approval or rejection, while (2) teachers were divided 39% in favor, 35% opposed, and 26% undecided. An annotated bibliography is included. (Maps I, II, and III on pages 2, 5, and 6 may reproduce poorly because of marginal legibility.) (Author/JF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; Port Huron Area School District, MI.
Identifiers: Port Huron School District MI