ERIC Number: ED125119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
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The Development and Implementation of an Articulation Model Between the Intermediate School and Feeder Elementary Schools.
Kilpatrick, John W.
This practicum developed a model of vertical articulation between elementary feeder schools and an intermediate school. The program and model were developed after a formal needs assessment was carried out to determine articulation problems. After problems were determined, objectives were formulated and strategies developed. Objectives that provided the bases for the program model were then implemented for treatment of the problems and further evaluated to determine their effectiveness. The objectives dealt with the schedule of meetings and the planning for articulation; articulation rationale and commitment; eighth-grade student orientation; individualized new student orientation; interorganizational staff meeting and planning; interschool teacher observations; feeder teacher familiarization with curriculum, placement, and registration; seventh-grade student familiarization with curriculum, placement information, and registration; parent orientation; and the student activities program. Evaluation revealed that each of the problems was significantly reduced by the implementation of the program objectives. Outcomes facilitated the physical movement and social adjustment of students as they moved from one school organizational level to the next and established communications between the professional staffs who work at the secondary organizational levels of the school system. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia