Open School Concept in Austin, Texas. 1976.
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The open school concept used as an alternative to more traditional forms of schooling in selected elementary and secondary schools in Austin, Texas, includes seven major dimensions: individualized instruction, continuous progress of students, team teaching, multiage and multigrade grouping, differentiated staffing, open space classrooms and learning resource areas, and product and process evaluation. This document describes the context in which this innovation was implemented, the process of adopting the innovation, the organizational structure of the plan at both administrative and instructional levels, and evaluation processes. Anticipated and unexpected hindrances to implementation, strategies used to resolve these hindrances, and forces working for and against the change are listed. The continuation of the project, its impact on education in Austin, and 13 major strategies to use in future implementations of open school concept are discussed in the concluding section of the
@article{noauthor_open_1976,
	title = {Open {School} {Concept} in {Austin}, {Texas}.},
	url = {http://eric.ed.gov/?q=multiage&pg=29&id=ED198608},
	abstract = {The open school concept used as an alternative to more traditional forms of schooling in selected elementary and secondary schools in Austin, Texas, includes seven major dimensions: individualized instruction, continuous progress of students, team teaching, multiage and multigrade grouping, differentiated staffing, open space classrooms and learning resource areas, and product and process evaluation. This document describes the context in which this innovation was implemented, the process of adopting the innovation, the organizational structure of the plan at both administrative and instructional levels, and evaluation processes. Anticipated and unexpected hindrances to implementation, strategies used to resolve these hindrances, and forces working for and against the change are listed. The continuation of the project, its impact on education in Austin, and 13 major strategies to use in future implementations of open school concept are discussed in the concluding section of the},
	language = {en},
	urldate = {2015-04-08},
	year = {1976}
}
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