ERIC Number: ED248139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Ontario Science Centre School: Perceptions of Students, Teaching Staff and Administrators. Research Report.
Broks, Gloria; And Others
In September 1982, a science school began operation at the Ontario Science Centre to provide programs, personnel, facilities, and resources to help students achieve their potential in physical, intellectual, emotional, social, cultural, and moral development, especially as these relate to scientific knowledge and to the needs of society. This report is an evaluation of the school's program. Since the school has been in operation for a relatively short time, the focus of the study is primarily on the perceptions of the students and teaching staff regarding the extent to which they feel the program is achieving its purpose and meeting their expectations. The perceptions of Science Centre resource staff and administrators, however, were also obtained. Information was collected by means of interviews and/or questionnaires. Findings indicate that the school is a success in terms of the academic and personal growth of students. The unique environment, excellent staff, and the very special and close relationships which are fostered encourage the kind of development in students which is much desired but rarely achieved in regular high schools. Several problems (and related suggestions) are noted. However, these are not considered serious enough to hamper the school's operation. (Copies of research instruments used in the study are appended.) (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).