ERIC Number: ED026686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Inquiry into Innovations. Independent Students--American Studies.
Sokol, Alvin; Marshall, Jon C.
The Demonstration Schools Project was established for the purpose of upgrading American education through the enhancement of communication among educators concerning many of the new and improved procedures being initiated in the schools. As a member of this demonstration unit, the University City High School's innovations (such as flexible scheduling, unique course offerings, student unscheduled time, cooperative teaching, interdisciplinary approaches to the curriculum, and administrative reorganization) are available for visitors to observe. The first research project, reported here, identifies and describes the independent student and shows how he differs from the non-independent student. The American Studies course offered to 11th-grade students was selected for the study because it incorporates flexible scheduling, unique content, team teaching, interdisciplinary approaches, and other innovations. The program is described in detail, and contrasted with traditional American History programs. Extensive data is presented evaluating the program. This program was funded under a Title III Elementary and Secondary Education Act grant. (BP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University City Senior High School, MO.