ERIC Number: ED198996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Senior Seminar 1972: An Evaluation of an Experiential Learning Program at East High School, Denver, Colorado.
Ratliff, L. Stanley
This 1972 evaluation report of East High School's Senior Seminar, a program for seniors based on the philosophy that on-site, direct-involvement experiences become the basis for learning and broadening the student's perceptual environment, includes narrative descriptions of the various Seminar learning modules as well as the results of questionnaires submitted to the 100 participants of the Seminar, to a control group of 31 randomly selected seniors, and to parents of the participants. Descriptive material is provided for each of the modules (e.g., Outward Bound-Mexico, Power and Politics, Urban Arts, Navajo, Chicano, and St. Louis). The report also includes comments from student journals when they help illustrate the question being asked in the questionnaire. The evaluation report indicates a positive response and enthusiasm for the program by the 93 participants and the 49 parents who responded. It concludes with suggestions for strengthening the Seminar through commitment from the school district, through specifically developed curriculum, and through communication with parents and faculty. (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Diaries, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, High School Seniors, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Modules, Outdoor Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Seminars, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Public Schools, CO.; Colorado Outward Bound School, Denver.; Colorado Univ., Boulder.