ERIC Number: ED231553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
Small Schools Can Be Good Schools.
Nimnicht, Glendon P.; Partridge, Arthur R.
Thirty-seven small high schools in 22 states, ranging in enrollment from 27 to 328 students in the top 4 grades, were visited to obtain information on the outstanding aspects of their educational program, teaching methods, or physical facilities. Information was also obtained from six teachers and one administrator from seven schools in the Rocky Mountain Area Project, who described their programs and teaching methods and made recommendations on the kinds of facilities which adequately provided for such programs and procedures. This report describes the various devices and teaching methods the schools used to overcome some of their weaknesses and to capitalize on some of their strengths in the subject areas of English, social studies, foreign languages, science, mathematics, art, music, business, homemaking, industrial arts, vocational agriculture, and physical education. These methods include multiple-class teaching, flexible scheduling, shared services and personnel, honors programs, team teaching, tape-recorded class lectures and reports, correspondence courses, college students and local citizens as teachers, peer teaching, work-practice programs, home projects, and use of community facilities. A list of the schools visited is appended. (NQA)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Flexible Scheduling, High Schools, Home Study, Instructional Innovation, Multigraded Classes, Multipurpose Classrooms, National Surveys, Peer Teaching, Shared Facilities, Shared Services, Small Schools, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Coll., Greeley. Educational Planning Service.