ERIC Number: ED210253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
M.A.P.: The MAVO-Projekt.
Miedema, Rients; And Others
This description of a project in the Netherlands concentrates on the progress made by participating schools since 1974, inhibiting and success factors, and the outlook for the future. The MAVO project provides secondary students with training for administrative functions. One of the characteristics of the program is that it provides a three-year and a four-year course of study. This option, prepared so that both "high stream" and "low stream" ability students can be taught, has made teaching the two groups of students difficult. The MAVO project was set up by teacher unions, the Ministry of Education, school authorities, and national pedagogical centers to assist the teachers and staff in MAVO schools. The MAVO project has focused on developing and disseminating strategies for mixed ability teaching, so that teachers could effectively deal with students in both the "low stream" and the "high stream" courses. The difficulties encountered in implementing the project have been communication gaps between participating agencies and institutions, lack of available staff, and confusion in priorities. Some events have had both positive and negative repercussions, such as the MAVO-trained staff being increasingly attracted to other positions. By 1985, when the MAVO project is scheduled to end, 800 schools will not have received training. Options exist for partial implementation, but the differences in aims and characteristics of the schools make planning difficult. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: MAVO Project; Netherlands
Note: Paper presented at the Annual IMTEC Seminar "Educational Change Strategies for the 80's" (Kijkduin, Netherlands, March 29-April 3, 1981).