ERIC Number: ED049241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Flexibility in the English Curriculum: The Semester Elective Program.
Arizona English Bulletin, v13 n1 p15-23 Oct 1970
A semester elective program in English, established as a 2-year course of study for juniors and seniors at Tempe, Arizona, High School, attempts through flexible programming to stimulate teenage interest in English. Adapted from the Trenton, Michigan, study on Appropriate Placement for Excellence in English, the Tempe program is ungraded, differentiating only between regular or "extra challenge" courses, such as Literary Criticism. The freshman and sophomore curriculum requires students to take four 1-semester courses and, in addition, allows them to choose any other course in the curriculum for elective credit, whereas the junior and senior curriculum offers more than 24 semester electives in English from which students may choose freely. In the 2 years of planning before the program was implemented, 24 courses most popular with students were chosen from 53 possible course offerings, course outlines were written, and means for coordinating and evaluating the program were worked out. (Three course outlines on The Film, The Literature of War, and Sophomore Composition are included, and the relative popularity with the students of each course in the curriculum is indicated.) (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona English Teachers Association, Tempe.