ERIC Number: ED126618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May-14
Reference Count: 0
The Reorganization of a Traditionally Structured Junior High School to an Innovative Grade Level House Plan Concept.
Seick, Roger E., Jr.
This practicum report describes a year-long effort to reorganize a large urban junior high school according to the "house plan" concept, in which the school is organized administratively and geographically by grade level, rather than by academic department. The reorganization plan involved five major changes, including relocation of departments and classrooms in the building by grade level, reorganization and reassignment of staff by grade level, relocation and reorganization of support services, continued curriculum revision and innovation, and a major adjustment in the school day. The reorganization plan was implemented at the beginning of the 1975-76 school year and evaluated both internally and externally throughout the year. After a study of evaluation results by the faculty and staff, it was unanimously decided to continue the "house plan" for 1976-77. The appendix contains detailed evaluation data that reports the attitudes of school staff members, students, parents, and members of an external evaluation team toward the reorganization plan. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for Doctor of Education Degree, Nova University; Some appendices may not reproduce clearly due to marginal legibility of original document