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Evaluation of the Classroom on Wheels Program [microform] : Jay Cooke Junior High School / Irvin J. Farber and Norman Wexler
Bib ID 5204102
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Farber, Irvin J
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1969 
55 p. 
Summary

The Classroom on Wheels was an experimental program involving a series of trips by Junior High School Students to places of interest in the city. Randomly selected groups of students were tested before and after to evaluate the program's effectiveness in terms of pre-program objectives. These including helping students to increase their liking for school, to retain information gained on the trips more easily, to indicate a more positive attitude toward other racial and ethnic groups, and to learn more about existing city services. Faculty evaluations of the program were also obtained. Faculty opinion was divided, but was generally favorable to continuation of the program if administrative details could be more carefully worked out. Subsequent testing on students revealed that there was no significant increase in their liking for school and that absenteeism and lack of punctuality did not decrease. Also, no change was noted in attitudes towards other racial or ethnic groups. However, retention of information received on the trips was significant and students were able to identify slides of places visited. Few city service agencies were visited so that this objective could not be evaluated. Sample tests, interview schedules and evaluation forms are included in the appendix. (SH)

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Attitude Change.  |  Enrichment Activities.  |  Enrichment.  |  Experimental Programs.  |  Mobility.  |  Morale.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Research.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Community Study.  |  Field Trips.  |  Mobile Classrooms.  |  Mobile Educational Services.  |  Classroom on Wheels
Other authors/contributors Wexler, Norman, author  |  Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation
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