ERIC Number: ED163573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
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Evaluative Study of the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Senior Year Alternative Program [and] Summary.
Tuckman, Bruce W.; Hill, Thomas
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School's Senior Elective Program offers students who complete graduation requirements in the first three years of the four-year school a combination of the following options for the senior year: minicourse electives, independent study, work experience in the community, and preceptorials. The program, conducted in an open space building with an open campus policy, was evaluated in order to assess its effect on the cognitive and affective behavior of students. The social studies area was focused on since it was considered the most innovative aspect of the program. The evaluation process used objective tests, observations, interviews, and examinations of school materials and included two other schools for comparison. Results indicated that compared to students in other programs, seniors in the Rumson-Fair Haven program regarded their situation as more open, flexible, and responsive and displayed greater critical thinking ability and tolerance of ambiguity. On the other hand, these students were not most satisfied with their educational experience, did not show greater mastery of concepts and skills, and did not lead on a measure of self-assessed growth. The evaluators recommended continuing and strengthening the program. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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