ERIC Number: ED103445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-21
Reference Count: N/A
Marcy Open School Community Day Program Report.
Hoppe, Sydney A.
The Community Day Program was adopted at Marcy Open School after strong parental support was demonstrated. A central focus of the program was to integrate community experience into the school curriculum and a large staff of volunteers was considered necessary for this task. Specific goals of the community plan were to provide activities, materials, and interactions otherwise unavailable to students, and to give teachers release time. Teachers most commonly used their release time to plan with interns or adults, to work on classroom records, or to organize classroom materials. Evaluation of the program was difficult because of the presence of the halo effect and the absence of a criterion. Graphs indicate that the participants perceived the students' overall behavior as positive and that the participants were satisfied with the program. (BJG)
Descriptors: Accountability, Basic Skills, Civil Liberties, Class Size, Community Resources, Data Collection, Educational Philosophy, Experimental Schools, Field Experience Programs, Formative Evaluation, Free Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Parent Participation, Staff Development, Student Experience, Student Motivation, Student Responsibility, Teacher Evaluation, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Southeast Alternatives Program.