ERIC Number: ED153725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Going Places Classroom: A Community Involvement Program of Action Learning for Elementary Students. Research Monograph No. 23.
Watson, Kathryn J.
This study describes and evaluates an experimental school curriculum which focuses on involvement in the community. Subjects of the study are nine- and ten-year-old pupils. The focus on the learning is shifted from the typically structured classroom setting to the naturally stimulating life of the community, and guided work experiences. Other major components of the program include recreational activities, and historical and cultural investigations. Evaluation focuses upon academic growth, personal and social adjustment, various dimensions of classroom behavior, and self concept. The study also examined pre- and post-achievement scores on six sections of the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) for fourth and fifth graders and for high and low community involvement students. Although high involvement students had generally higher achievement scores than did low involvement students, only the differences in achievement on the language scale of the SAT reached significance. No significant differences were found between the achievement scores of the fourth and fifth grade students. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.