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ERIC Number: ED233828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 125
Abstractor: N/A
High School With Options. An Analysis of the Data for 1973-74.
Edeburn, Carl E.
The High School with Options program, using the mini-course approach, was designed for a small (250 students) rural high school in Wessington Springs, South Dakota, which wished to take better advantage of small enrollment, expand curriculum to meet educational needs/interests of students, and provide opportunity for increased involvement of parents and students in structuring students' educational programs. First-year objectives (1973-74), to be measured by standardized pre- and post-tests, were for participating students to show: (A) significantly higher self-concept; (B) more positive attitude toward school; and (C) more positive attitude toward school subjects. Growth in self-concept relative to peer group, family, and in general was indicated for objective A. For objective B, growth in attitude toward teacher authority/control and learning was evident, but not in attitude toward teacher (mode of instruction), teacher (interpersonal relationships), school social structure, or other students. Tests for objective C evidenced: growth in attitude toward English, vocational education, and physical education; limited growth in attitude toward mathematics, foreign language, fine arts-music, science; and no growth in attitude toward social studies. Areas of concern requiring further attention were the limited growth in attitude toward: teacher (interpersonal relationships); other students; mathematics, social studies and science. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A