ERIC Number: ED058674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Four-Quarter School Year as Implemented in Metropolitan Atlanta Secondary Schools. Final Report.
Frasher, James M; Bentley, Ernest L.
This investigation had as its objective to collect relevant information in a systematic fashion concerning the actual, implemented four-quarter program. The investigators sought to identify what was currently operational in cooperating metropolitan school systems and to assess the degree to which the operational four-quarter plan meets the objectives upon which the plan was formulated. Factual data were gathered in a series of interviews with central office personnel, and with the principals and counselors of numerous secondary schools. Related literature, including unpublished documents and working papers of the cooperating school systems, was reviewed; and a survey instrument was designed, tested, and implemented. Responses were received from the students and professional staffs of 31 high schools from four Metropolitan Atlanta school systems. Analysis of the results indicate a wide diversity between systems and among schools within the systems in their achievement levels relative to the objectives for the ideal four-quarter plan. (Author)
Descriptors: Counselors, Critical Incidents Method, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Extended School Year, Flexible Scheduling, Interviews, Metropolitan Areas, Principals, Professional Recognition, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Quarter System, Questionnaires, School Districts, Secondary Schools, Social Influences
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.
Identifiers: Georgia; Georgia (Atlanta)