ERIC Number: ED341982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring the Ninth Grade English Class To Improve Student Achievement.
The practicum described in this report aimed to improve student achievement in a ninth-grade English class in New Hampshire by restructuring the program so that students felt more involved in the course content, delivery, and process. Students in three sections of ninth-grade English who were identified in eighth grade as stable, high achievers, performed erratically and at a lower level of achievement in their ninth-grade English class. Numerous changes in teaching style, course content, and learning activities were implemented. The teacher established communication lines with incoming ninth-grade students, redefined herself as a facilitator of learning, and developed appropriate group activities that focused on students as individuals who needed to feel fulfilled, important, and in control of learning they would view as meaningful. Results showed that students improved their level of academic achievement in the ninth-grade English class by meeting deadlines, attending class regularly, coming to class prepared, and participating in class activities in a meaningful and attentive manner. (Twenty-seven references and an appendix containing the freshman adjustment questionnaire are attached.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Hampshire
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.