ERIC Number: ED228719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Integrated Model: Westwood Secondary School. Report.
Costigan, T.; And Others
Westwood Secondary School (Ontario) has integrated two grades of vocational students with regular secondary students in one school. A summary of findings from surveys and student records indicates that students in the vocational program are integrated with the other students to a considerable extent. At least one regular course is being taken by 45 percent of the grade 9 and 74 percent of the grade 10 vocational education students. Participation of vocational students in extracurricular activities is higher than would normally be expected. There are individualized education programs for each student, and the school offers a range of courses comparable to or better than other vocational or secondary schools. It is too early in the development of the model to assess the extent of career orientation programs. Students' attitudes toward the school are a mix of positive and negative. Staff members are satisfied, though not in the areas of discipline and student behavior. Finally, parents indicate a high degree of satisfaction. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Career Planning, Extracurricular Activities, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Individualized Education Programs, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Social Integration, Special Education, Student Placement, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publications, Research Unit, Peel Board of Education, 73 King Street West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1H5, Canada ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peel Board of Education, Mississauga (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada