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ERIC Number: ED046910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963-Dec
Pages: 11
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How to Start a High School Humanities Program.
Parker, Glenn C.; And Others
School Management, v7 n12 p58-66, 68-70 Dec 1963
Two separate, complementary high school programs--one in humanities, the other in communicative arts--designed to improve both the general knowledge and the specific language skills of students are offered in Beachwood, Ohio. The knowledge-oriented program in the humanities encourages intellectual dissent and provides an amalgam of history, literature, sociology, philosophy, political science, natural science, economics, and the arts, while focusing on the study of man through the ages. This program explores the general history of what has happened to mankind politically, sociologically, and artistically (grade 9); America from colonization to today (grade 10); particular institutions and beliefs from antiquity to the present (grade 11); and contemporary affairs (grade 12). The skill-oriented program in the communicative arts requires proficiency to satisfy requirements and places the student at his particular level of competency in reading, word study, writing, and speech, offering him more than 40 courses from remedial reading and spelling to advanced semantics and research problems. (Included are a list of all course offerings in communicative arts; the design of the 8 units in freshman humanities; and the text of an interview with three of the administrators on the goals and implementation of the two programs.) (JB)
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