ERIC Number: ED115685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Reorganized Junior High School Program: Third Year Evaluation 1973-74. A Title III ESEA Project.
Nesset, Bonna Christians
Minneapolis Public Schools' Reorganized Junior High School Program completed its third and final year of operation with Title III ESEA funds in June 1974. An additional counselor was hired for each of the schools, Jordan and Marshall-University. A major objective was that the counselor would change from a traditional resource person to more of a team member, program coordinator, and facilitator in creating a positive, student-centered program. Outcome objectives were increased counselor effectiveness, positive student attitudes toward school, and increased parent and student involvement. Questionnaires were administered to teachers, administrative and resource personnel, students, and parents at both schools. At Jordan, teacher contact with counselors increased over all previous years data were available. Counselors had more contact with students in all three years of the project than in the year prior. Nine of ten parents felt involved and satisfied with the program at Jordan. Less than half the students felt involved in school decision-making. At Marshall-University teacher-counselor contacts reported by the 1973-74 team teachers was less than reported by the team teachers in the two previous years, but more than reported by the non-team teachers in the past. Counselor office contact with students was down in 1973-74, but students reported more frequent classroom visits by the counselors. Parent results indicated that parents were generally aware of the program options available, could identify and describe the programs, and felt well informed. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III