ERIC Number: ED101894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Open Concept School for Indian Education.
Bishop, Robert E.
A Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, open concept school program has been serving the Ojibway Indian Community for 4 years and has recently been evaluated. Derived from a project evaluation submitted August 19, 1974, this informal report presents comparative data on the open concept and traditional school. Using a "frequency observed" parameter, evaluators compared the experimental school with a traditional school from the same district via site observations. Transition from elementary to junior high school was evaluated via data relative to daily absenteeisms, discipline referrals, and academic failure in math, English, social studies, and sciences for grades 7 and 8. Parental attitudes were evaluated via 30 completed questionnaires (over 100 were solicited). Student attitudes were measured by a 25 item questionnaire wherein response was made via a picture of a "smiling", neutral, or negative face. Teacher attitudes were measured by a written questionnaire concerned with implementation procedures (lesson plans, classroom rules, discipline, work assignments, etc.) The evaluator's summation stated that "In general, the open concept program has exhibited success in meeting its objectives; its major weakness involves the language arts and reading components of the program, as well as staff communication". (JC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Followup Studies, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Sault Sainte Marie Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III