ERIC Number: ED068442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Overlander: A Study of Instructional Innovation Involving Beginning Teachers Attempting to Nongrade an Open-Area Elementary School.
Oldridge, O. A.
This report describes an instructional innovation program involving beginning teachers attempting to nongrade the Overlander Elementary School, British Columbia, Canada. Teacher training included weekly seminars, a weekend sensitivity experience, and a trip to California to observe schools operating under the nongraded system. The seminars centered around the ideas of nongrading, continuous progress, team-teaching, and open-area schools. Evaluation of the program involved student, parent, and staff response to questionnaires. Further evaluation was completed by two educators retained to provide a descriptive analysis of the school. Seven tentative conclusions are presented; further observations and conclusions will be made when the program is operating as completely as possible. Recommendations for further study are suggested. The appendix includes a building plan. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Note: Educational Research Institute of British Columbia, Report Number 9