ERIC Number: ED084275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Reorganized Junior High Program 1971-72: A Summary of Findings and Implications.
Johnson, Lary; Johnson, Ralph H.
Findings presented in a lengthier evaluation report of a reorganized junior high program in Minneapolis during the 1971-72 school year are summarized. In the Jordan component of the program, two counselors coordinated six workshops attended by about half of the teachers who had at least one seventh grade class. Teachers reported improved contact with counselors during the 1971-72 school year from that of the previous year. A questionnaire administered to students indicated that students also had more contacts with the counselors during the 1971-72 school year than in the previous one and that the students had positive attitudes toward their counselor. Parental involvement did not increase over the two-year period. In the Marshall-University component, teacher-counselor teams were set up to work with half of the students in grades seven and eight. All teachers felt that the team approach helped meet the needs of some students and that the counselor was a useful member of the team. The majority of the students felt that the team concept was better for students than not having teachers and counselors work as a team. Parental comment toward the team concept was generally positive. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.