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ERIC Number: ED084299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 58
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Seventh Grade Expanded Program at Northeast Junior High 1970-71.
Hughes, Donald E.; And Others
An expanded seventh grade program developed from a proposal of the Guidance Department is discussed. The proposal aimed to reorganize the junior high school to better meet the needs of students and teachers. The basic procedures given in the proposal for attaining this objective were to change the role of the counselor to emphasize program coordination and teacher-counselor working relationships, to organize the program into smaller units based on more interstaff planning, and to provide students with more input into program development. The junior high was provided funds for an additional counselor and a one-week summer workshop for two counselors and 10 teachers. Increased teacher-counselor and teacher-teacher communication during the workshop and throughout the year produced a number of objectives and activities to reach the objectives. Some of the activities and developments were a new report grading system, student elective units, circle meetings in the classroom, coordination of instruction between subject areas, less objective testing, and greater use of discussion-inquiry teaching methods. At the end of the school year, 81 percent of the teachers, compared with 51 percent of the teachers at four comparison schools, rated the counselors as very helpful. However, there were few differences between the students in the experimental school and those in four other comparison schools on rated counselor effectiveness. (Author/CK)
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.