ERIC Number: ED102675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-1
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Personalizing Education: The House System in English Comprehensive Schools.
Dierenfield, Richard B.
This study was initiated because the author believed that the house system in the comprehensive schools of England has elements that could be adapted into many American schools to help personalize education for each student. The house system and its place in the comprehensive school is examined with reference to the general organization of the school, the need for pastoral care, and the physical requirements of a house system. Information on the operation of the house emphasizes the duties of the headmaster, head of houses, housemaster, and house tutor. In addition some aspects such as social, advising, disciplinary, and competitive functions of the house are shown. Information from many sources is used in an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the house system as they are seen by authorities and experienced school personnel. The later sections of the document describe the design and administration of questionnaires used in surveying headmasters/mistresses and students. The final chapter sums up the data and draws some conclusions about the house system in comprehensive schools. The document contains a glossary of terms, sample questionnaires, and a bibliography. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)