ERIC Number: ED135722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Humanistic Studies: Academic and Cultural Enrichment Project, Title III/IV Public Schools of the District of Columbia. Addendum to the Evaluation Final Report 1975-1976.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
An addendum to the final evaluation report (ED 130 950) of a senior high school Humanistic Studies Program is presented. The program was begun in the 1972-73 school year at Woodson High School, Washington, D.C. The program purpose was to provide interdisciplinary academic and cultural experiences to students in grades 10-12 in art, music, history, literature, and social studies. The addendum provides lists of program activities and participants, which were not available at the writing of the final report in 1976. Data indicate that Humanistic Studies students and teachers participated in 14 field trips, eight experts in Humanistic Studies were utilized, curriculum aids and bibliographies were formulated, curriculum development workshops and staff meetings were held regularly throughout the Project year, and the majority of the Project staff have been involved in the Program for three years. Tables, charts, descriptions of field trips, and student responses to a 21-item questionnaire comprise the bulk of the addendum. Four factors were identified by the staff as necessary for continued effectiveness of the Program. These include careful screening of talented students in other schools, adequate funding, ongoing workshops, and expansion of the Program to the junior high level. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Data, Educational Improvement, Field Trips, High Schools, History, Humanistic Education, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature, Music Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Note: For a related document, see ED 130 950