ERIC Number: ED265683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Identifying the Gifted and Providing for Their Education: An Evaluation of School Based Procedures in the Edmonton Catholic School System. Part II: An Evaluation of the Honors Program in Archbishop MacDonald High School.
Clarke, S. C. T.; Nyberg, V. R.
The report presents findings from an evaluation of an academic high school in Edmonton, Alberta. Following Stake's Responsive Model, the various stakeholder groups (such as trustees, administrators, staff and students) were identified and interviewed or given questionnaires. Observations are presented in terms of four topic areas: (1) characteristics of the school, (2) description of the honors program, (3) stakeholder views and intents, and (4) scores on attitude measures. A Section on concerns and problems raises issues regarding philosophical and operational considerations. Among findings discussed are that the special program was being delivered largely as planned and was serving an identifiable group of students who were happy with the program. Recommendations include continuation of the program, study of the selection procedures, establishment of uniform definitions for honors courses, and more direct involvement in the program by central office staff. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning Services Branch.
Note: For Part I, see ED 259 518.