ERIC Number: ED105601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Courses and Patterns of Student Choice. The Individualized System. H.S.1 Studies.
Leithwood, Kenneth A.; And Others
With Circular H.S.1 1972/73, the Ministry of Education directed Ontario's secondary schools to provide an increased range of course offerings and to allow students as much freedom as possible to choose their own courses. To identify the effects of the individualized "credit system" established by this controversial circular, a number of studies were conducted during the 1972-73 school year. This booklet reports on a study of the basic instructional programs of schools during the first year under the new requirements. Focus of the investigation was on the variety and content of course offerings, patterns of course selection by students, and attitudes of professional educators toward the new system. Data were gathered from questionnaires completed by principals, guidance counselors, and teachers from a sample of 55 Ontario secondary schools. Where appropriate, respondents were asked to compare current circumstances in their school with conditions under the precredit system. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation, Individualized Instruction, School Statistics, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Statistical Data, Student Interests, Teacher Attitudes
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 Canada ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada