ERIC Number: ED068039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluative Study of the Effects of Adoption of the 4-1-4 Calendar-Curriculum Format. Final Report.
Lightfield, E. Timothy
An analysis and evaluation of the 4-1-4 calendar and interim term curriculum at three 4-1-4 institutions (and two non 4-1-4 colleges) was conducted. The relationship between the adoption of 4-1-4 and changes in curricular, instructional, and administrative design and operation of these institutions was examined. Analysis indicates that the 4-1-4 colleges participating have not been thorough in defining and implementing philosophy and objectives for their interim terms and in conducting evaluations. Numerous alterations of work pattern, methods of instruction utilization of campus resources, and student-faculty interaction do occur in the interim term. Once the interim term is complete, however, there tends to be a reversion to the more typical patterns that dominate the wing semesters. The 4-1-4 calendar and interim term curriculum appears to be a viable curricular pattern that has maintained the confidence of those institutions that have adopted it, but which has yet to reach its potential as a creative, imaginative, enriching change of pace experience. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Eckerd Coll., St. Petersburg, FL.