ERIC Number: ED198995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
East High School Senior Seminar, 1973 Evaluation.
Elledge, Gerald E.
East High School's Senior Seminar, a program which allowed groups of senior students to work in the natural environment of the activities or subjects being studied, was evaluated in 1973 by the following indicators: an attitude assessment and appraisal of the program by staff members, parents, and students; a follow-up survey of participants' post-high school status; a cost assessment; student retention data; selected descriptive data of participants; and narrative summary descriptions of the various Seminar learning modules. The study sample included a treatment group of 114 students enrolled in the Seminar and a control group of 114 students randomly selected from senior students. Data indicated: (1) many students and staff members felt that certain specific aims were realized; (2) present reporting, which consisted largely of narrative descriptions, student comments and reactions, logistic requirements, and suggested changes, seemed inadequate for program evaluation purposes; (3) the Seminar involved appreciable cost in additional staff involvement and effort; (4) certain instructional problems emerged; (5) the information as presented created difficulties in making judgments concerning instructional justification for the various modules, the degree of curricular balance, and the logic of sequence; and (6) the organization and administration of the Seminar appeared to be well done. (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Budgets, Diaries, Dropout Prevention, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, High School Seniors, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Modules, Objectives, Outdoor Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Seminars, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Public Schools, CO.
Identifiers: Denver Public Schools CO; Outward Bound
Note: For a related document, see RC 012 558. Not available in paper copy due to light print.