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Alexander, Virgil||Clettenberg, Joseph E.

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Education


Articulation (Education); Education--Curricula


This study will attempt to evaluate the effect of an articulation program between Hinsdale High School and five feeder elementary districts in DuPage County, Illinois. This program was instigated for the purpose of curriculum improvement, and to develop a feeling of closeness between the high school and the elementary districts. This study was structured to involve those teachers and administrators actively involved in the articulation program. The specific areas under study will be the analysis of previous curricular offerings compared to the measurable amount of revision that results as a consequence of interaction between participating schools. Minutes of all meetings, recorded statements of school policy, curriculum schedules now being offered by the participating schools, and final accepted curricular revisions will be analyzed and evaluated for the purpose of recording any measurable amount of curricular change that resulted as a consequence of this program. In terms of evaluation this study only reported the structure of the articulation program and did not attempt a statistical analysis as the total program is in its infancy and the lack of comprehensive reporting of the committees involved precluded any attempt in this direction. Social Studies articulation received the major emphasis of participating schools and some progress was made in this area. Math and Science meetings did not do much more than establish a frame of reference for next year’s program. English articulation meetings did establish a philosophy and guidelines that will be helpful to teachers. Foreign language, physical education, music and art, curriculum meetings were difficult to evaluate as committee meetings were not adequately reported.


Includes bibliographical references.


v, 59 pages




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