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ERIC Number: ED044398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Pages: 8
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A Thumb-Nail Review of a Few: A Special Report on Ungraded or Non-graded Programs in English.
Miles, Dorothy F.
Leaflet, v69 n1 p3-10 Feb 1970
The philosophy of the ungraded program is basically that the old methods of scheduling, placement by grades, marking, and requiring irrelevant courses should be replaced by restructured programs which meet both the needs and the interests of the individual student by allowing him to direct his own English study. In an effective ungraded program, the student chooses his own subject matter and is placed and graded according to his own learning rate and achievement level. More than 25 ungraded programs in high school English across the United States were observed first-hand to discover such innovations as teacher-pupil contracts, pre-written units called Learning Activity Packages, individualized instruction, and student options of traditional or innovative courses. After evaluating them all, it was decided that the ungraded English program which structures courses on phase levels and requires the student to follow a certain sequence in selecting his courses would best encourage the personal initiative and infinite potential of both student and faculty. (Materials include a brief resume of unique ungraded English programs at Amherst, Massachusetts; Broward County, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Middletown, Rhode Island; Phoenix, Arizona; Azusa, California; and Corvallis, Oregon.) (DB)
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Authoring Institution: New England Association of Teachers of English.