ERIC Number: ED345017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Formative Evaluation of the Northeast Military Magnet High School 1990-1991.
Clay, Phyllis L.
The military theme at Northeast Law, Public Service, and Military High School in Kansas City, Missouri, was evaluated during its second year of implementation (the 1990-91 school year). After a shaky start, the second year brought increased stability to the program. Program objectives were in place, and all military theme staff had been hired by October 1990. Visual evidence of the military theme was found in 100 percent of the classrooms that did not solely house classes for the law and public service theme, compared to the second semester of the first year, when evidence of the theme was seen in only half of the classrooms. During observations of classroom instruction, 100 percent of the time in fourth-hour leadership drill classes and 89 percent of the observation intervals in the other fourth-hour leadership classes and the military science classes was spent on theme-related instruction. In core classes for military students and in non-theme classes, no theme-related instruction was observed. Student leadership, a major focus of the theme, was seen during 78 percent of the observation intervals in leadership drill classes and during 71 percent of the intervals in grade-level military science classes. Students in non-theme classes were not observed in leadership activities. Recommendations include strengthening the Navy aspect of the program, continuing the opportunities for student leadership and hands-on military activities, and considering increasing the infusion of the military theme into non-theme classes. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas City School District, MO.