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ERIC Number: ED082362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 31
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The Assignment -- A Way To Shape the Curriculum. How High School Seniors View Their Assignments and Some of Their Perspectives of Their School Experiences.
Street, Paul
This is a report of a study of classroom assignments as perceived by seniors in four rural and smalltown high schools in eastern Kentucky. However, the approach taken in the study could be useful in the appraisal of programs in any school. The study hypothesized that (1) the learning content is experience, and a given experience is related to the goals of the activity which constitute that experience; and that (2) what students do is a function of the role settings the school provides and the numbers of those settings in relation to the numbers of students. The assignment was perceived to be the prime instrument, device, or means by which the teacher generates role situations wherein students could develop into the kinds of people the school is intended to produce. The model of teaching assumed was that effective teaching places the teacher in an eternal dilemma between guiding enough and guiding too much. The approaches developed and applied in this study should enable school staffs in any school to gather information useful as a basis for making better judgments about where the balance of emphasis in assignments might be placed for more effective teaching. (Author/EA)
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky