ERIC Number: ED087088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Open Campus. The W. E. S. Bulletin.
Watman, Thomas J.
Several factors support the new concept of open campus schools. Traditional high school study halls have outlived their usefulness as more and more teachers have found it appropriate to make nontextbook assignments to students. Youth's resistance to the arbitrary restrictions of school, the greater informality and freedom available in post-school and adult life, and the fact that many students have developed important educational activities outside the physical confines of the school provide additional reasons that support the open campus concept. Open education also promotes more individualized instruction, opportunities for independent study, and students' acceptance of responsibility for their own educational development. Open campus plans are also a way for high schools to develop a workable alternative to traditional high school programs and to break down the artificial barriers between the school and the community. This document provides suggested steps to be followed in planning, implementing, and evaluating an open campus program and some descriptions of successful open campus models. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Evaluation, Facility Planning, High Schools, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Minicourses, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Open Plan Schools, School Community Relationship
Watman Educational Services, P. O. Box 457, Henniker, New Hampshire 93242 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Watman Educational Services, Henniker, NH.