ERIC Number: ED077087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Gateway High School: "School Without Walls." An Evaluation.
Orleans Parish School Board, New Orleans, LA.
Gateway High School is an alternative to the present, conventional, classroom-type instructional situation encountered in most U. S. schools. Modeled on the Parkway School in Philadelphia and the Metro School in Chicago, the project is an appeal to the disenchanted learner. To abolish the dichotomy between education and life the program obtained community resource personnel on a volunteer basis, and students went into the community for many of the courses. When the first term ended, there were 101 students enrolled -- 54 tenth graders, and 47 eleventh graders. More than 60 percent of the student population was over 17 years of age. The program aimed at (1) recapturing or creating in the student the desire for learning which might have weakened in his experience with the traditional system of education; (2) providing a broad exposure to the multiplicity of career opportunities; (3) offering special help in the basic skills; (4) rekindling and strengthening motivation for learning by a variety of learning experiences more closely linked to real life situations; and (5) aiding the student in bettering his self-image. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Innovation, Experiential Learning, Information Dissemination, Language Arts, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Secondary School Curriculum, Self Concept, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Orleans Parish School Board, New Orleans, LA.