ERIC Number: ED057967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Promising Practices in Small High Schools. A Report of 28 Northwest Projects, 1971.
McCarl, Robert, Ed.
Promising educational practices utilized in small high schools in the Northwestern United States, including Alaska, are described. Practices and programs reported include an educational enrichment program, multiple-class teaching, a nongraded minicourse curriculum, a phasing program for high school English, a media center retrieval system, a secondary reading program, the Seldovia project emphasizing individualized instruction, a student exchange program, a trimester system, self-taught arts and crafts, the aututorial-tutorial approach to biology, small group study of novels in English III, an environmental science program, independent senior study, a resource room for children with learning disabilities, a simulated archaeological excavation, a stage band, a history seminar, and 10 varying practices in the area of vocational education. The 28 practices were selected on the criteria of (1) evidence that they are effectively helping students, (2) relevance to the Northwest region, (3) implementation without extensive outside funding, (4) program design facilitating description and evaluation, and (5) not being generally known among small schools in the Northwest. Each practice is described in sufficient detail to be easily adapted in another educational situation, and a source for further information is provided. Included for discussion are practices which require minimal outside funding, but the majority are either self-supporting or require no more funding than that normally available to a small high school or rural school district in the Northwest. A related document is ED 037 281. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.