ERIC Number: ED237256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
End the Winter Doldrums--Think Mini!
Knautz, Robert F.
NASSP Bulletin, v62 n417 Apr 1978
Designed for high school teachers and administrators, this compilation of two journal articles, a bibliography, and a course list describes how one school took two days between semesters, abandoned regular schedules, and offered special minicourses suited to the talents of the staff and community. Minicourses are seen as a way to broaden horizons, expand interests, explore career choices, and break the routine of a long school year. The first article (from the NASSP Bulletin) presents practical suggestions concerning the organization and implementation of minicourses. Included are tips for scheduling, registration, making room assignments, and obtaining medical waivers and parental permission for off-campus courses. The second article (from the Illinois Career Education Journal; v35 n2 1978) further describes the benefits of these minicourse sessions to students and their community, and touches on sources of instructors, future plans, and spin-off effects of minicourses. Appendices include a supporting bibliography of 12 references and a list of nearly 200 minicourses offered between 1977 and 1980. (LH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Course Titles; PF Project; Teacher Initiated Activities