ERIC Number: ED072176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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A Review of Neshaminy School District's Exemplary Vocational-Technical English/Language Arts Program Against Commonwealth Goals for Quality Education. Focusing on Goals One, Three and Seven: Annual Phase I Report, Addendum and Appendices.
Neshaminy School District, Langhorne, PA.
The purpose of this project was to develop a more relevant and utilitarian English/language arts and communications media program for technical school students in Grades 10-12. During Phase I, the curriculum was developed by a team of teachers and implemented at each of the grade levels. Evaluation of the program was accomplished through surveying students, English teachers, administrators, and supervisory personnel. Some findings from the evaluation were: (1) Most of the Grade 10 students felt they learned at least as much during the new program as they had in past years, and 73 percent of them felt their reading ability improved at least somewhat, (2) A total of 89 percent of Grade 11 students indicated that their writing had improved, (3) Grade 12 students responded better to vocabulary studies from current newspapers and magazines than from the literature read in class, and (4) Most of the administrators felt that the technical students' attitudes were about the same as other students. The project proposal, sample evaluation forms, course outlines, and evaluative comments from students are appended, and an addendum comparing the project's accomplishments with education goals of the State of Pennsylvania is included. (SB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Developmental Programs, Educational Research, English Curriculum, High School Students, Language Arts, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, Research Projects, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocabulary Skills, Vocational Education, Writing Skills
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Authoring Institution: Neshaminy School District, Langhorne, PA.