ERIC Number: ED036823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Self Imposed Scheduling Program. Final Report. 1967--1969.
Simmer, Lowell, Comp.
In the fall of 1966 about 30 upper achievement level students were given permission to plan for themselves how they would schedule each days academic activities according to what these needs might be for that particular day. In subsequent years, this Self-Imposed Scheduling (SIS) Program was expanded to 1,000 students. S.I.S. offers to the student increased opportunities to self actualize by providing a chance to make, under guidance, certain choices--to carry them through--and to evaluate the results of these choices. The purpose of S.I.S. is to offer a program within the high school in which, under guidance, the student can learn and practice a valuable and necessary skill, the taking of responsibility. Evaluation of the program showed: (1) the S.I.S. program did not negatively effect the grades of S.I.S. students; (2) S.I.S. students self-impose from their classes an average of about one-third of their authorized time; (3) faculty enthusiasm waned; (4) parents had a positive attitude toward the program and felt it should be continued; and (5) S.I.S. students now in college felt they benefited from the program and felt that it should be continued. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Elk Grove Training and Development Center, Arlington Heights, IL.