ERIC Number: ED358015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Reflections from the Backroads...A Collection of Works by Students of Green Sea Floyds High School, 1991-92.
Horry County School District, Conway, SC.
Project REACH was established at Green Sea Floyds (South Carolina) High School during the 1990-91 school year as a mechanism for grassroots change in the humanities program. The activities involved in the project were collaboratively developed by students and teachers. The central theme, "Backroads: A Look at Northwestern Horry County," focused on the unique qualities of the students in the Green Sea Floyds area as well as the rich cultural heritage from which students had to draw. Students were involved in producing original work that incorporated information from published materials, interviews, and other materials. The instructional program emphasized the application of learning rather than the memorization and recall of facts. Authentic assessment was stressed, with the teacher sharing with others the job of evaluating what the students had done. Cooperative editing teams and outside mentors contributed to assessment to give each student a more in depth assessment and feedback for improvement. The process of assessment emphasized learning over grading. (LBG)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Evaluation, High School Students, High Schools, Humanities Instruction, Learning Activities, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Student Relationship
Project REACH, 327 Callison Road, Ninety Six, SC 29666.
Publication Type: Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; BellSouth Foundation, Inc. Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Horry County School District, Conway, SC.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina