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ERIC Number: ED063620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Pages: 13
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The Four Quarter School Year.
Henson, E. Curtis
To meet the changing needs of its young people, Atlanta Public Schools searched for an organizational structure that would (1) permit more flexibility and individualization of instruction; (2) allow pupils to take one course, two courses, or a combination of courses and activities; (3) permit a wider selection of options; and (4) expand the school year and permit the interchange of its various parts. Eight school systems in the metropolitan Atlanta area, in conjunction with the State Department of Education, worked cooperatively to develop such a plan. Each of the school systems independently and cooperatively organized and worked to develop an appropriate curriculum, and the four-quarter plan was adopted for the new curriculum and program. Collectively, the systems produced a nonsequential, nongraded individualized program with courses developed according to behavioral objectives, student characteristics, and administrative requirements. This document describes the program and lists some of its advantages and disadvantages. (Author/MLF)
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Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.