ERIC Number: ED035084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Parent Opinions on Modular Scheduling at General William Mitchell High School.
Grady, Roslyn M.
Mitchell High has been operating under a modular scheduling system for two years. Earlier studies have measured student and faculty opinion. This study was designed to sample parent opinion. Four hundred parents, constituting a 20% random sampling of the 2,000 students enrolled in grades 10-12, were mailed questionnaires in May 1969. Responses were received from 328 parents for an 82% return. The 25-item questionnaire measured attitudes toward large-group instruction, small-group instruction, independent study time, and general attitudes toward the Mitchell program. Parents expressed positive feelings toward all aspects of the program, with small-group instruction being rated the highest followed by large-group instruction. General attitudes and opinions on independent study time tied for third place rank. Parents of college-bound students favored the program more than parents of students headed for a job, vocational training, or the armed forces. For the total sample, 72% believed modular scheduling should be continued, 22% wished it would be discontinued, and 6% were uncertain. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Flexible Scheduling, High Schools, Independent Study, Large Group Instruction, Parent Attitudes, Questionnaires, Small Group Instruction, Statistical Analysis
Director of Research, Colorado Springs School District Eleven, 1115 North El Paso Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903 ($.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Springs Public Schools, CO.