ERIC Number: ED094062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The St. Paul Open School, Independent School District No. 625, 1972-1973. Final Report.
Joiner, Lee M.; Ewing, Norma
The St. Paul Open School is a nongraded, K-12 school where students progress at their own rate of speed in each area of learning. It is child-centered rather than subject-centered, with emphasis on learning rather than teaching, on cooperation rather than competition. Teachers are imaginative and flexible, acting as guides and counselors rather than lecturers, authoritarians, and examiners. Instruction and evaluation are individualized for approximately 500 student participants. There are few, if any, required courses at any level. Basic skills are considered important, particularly for the younger participants. A wide range of student decision-making includes a choice of advisor, teachers, classes, activities, and educational goals. Many individual and small-group activities occur. Learners move around freely, talk, design projects, create learning experiences, and interact with others of varying ages and backgrounds. Outside resources, such as art centers and business offices are extensively used, particularly by the older learners. If a learner needs experiences, such as a foreign language or special science laboratory, which are not available at the school, arrangements are made to either include it in the activities of the Open School or provide the activity through some other source. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Classes (Groups of Students), Decision Making, Elementary Schools, Individualized Instruction, Kindergarten, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Open Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Schools, Small Group Instruction, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)