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ERIC Number: ED083702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 62
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Western Pennsylvania Schools Without Failure Consortium: First Year Evaluation.
Masters, James R.
The consortium was formed in the summer of 1971 as a means of implementing William Glasser's philosophy and methods. The program was implemented in two parochial elementary schools and in nine public elementary schools located in eight school districts. The evaluation discussed in this report included questionnaires to measure pupil self concepts and attitudes toward school. Also, since classroom meetings are a major part of the program, teachers were asked to fill in a Classroom Meeting Evaluation form after holding a meeting. In the analysis of pupil attitudinal data, it was found that, when data from all project districts were analyzed together, no significant differences were found between SWF school and control school pupils in either attitude toward school or self concept. It was also found that when SWF school and control school pupils were compared in their Spring 1972, responses to specific items, SWF school pupils held more positive attitudes than did control school pupils on items highly related to the objectives of the SWF program. The analysis of Classroom Meeting Evaluation forms revealed that, in general, teachers felt their meetings were effective. However, meetings held near the beginning and end of the school year were rated as more effective than were those held during the middle months of the year. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Information Systems.