ERIC Number: ED199001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Alternate Semester 1973-74.
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District, Sudbury, MA.
In the third year of Lincoln-Sudbury's Alternate Semester program, 22 students participated, with 2 teachers sharing responsibilities in a new program format: a fall planning unit; a 10-day stay in Grafton, Vermont; a 15-week period spent alone or in small groups, working and living in urban and/or rural settings for modules of time dictated by each students' needs and wishes; a final 2-week group project preparing an American summer camp for opening near Inverness, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Goals for the project remained basically the same: to foster responsibility, independence, awareness, and sensitivity. Rather than spend $350 per student for an Outward Bound course, the group elected to spend 10 days at Grafton, Vermont in a cabin built by the first Alternate Semester group. This report includes comments by the students on the urban and/or rural units, a student group evaluation of the advisors, an evaluation by a psychologist who was also a rural employer, and evaluations by the two advisors. One of the advisor evaluations describes nonparticipants (students in regular high school classes) as bored, restless, and motivated more by external pressures than by an interest in learning, while the Alternate Semester students "were excited by what they were learning...and beginning to find some direction for their lives." (AN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District, Sudbury, MA.