Coombs, Keith (2001) Grade span and its effects. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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In the spring of 1998 the Avalon East School Board was reorganizing due to declining student enrolment and a surplus of student spaces. A task force was initiated to investigate and provide to the board a plan for this realignment. -- A report on the desired grade configuration of the remaining schools was requested. A grade configuration committee was struck to investigate this topic and report to the programs committee its findings with appropriate recommendations. The researcher, as a participant/observer of this committee, provided an extensive literature review of the topic, designed a survey for distribution to representative stakeholders and provided an analysis of the results. -- Neither the research nor the results of the survey substantiated one ideal grade configuration. Factors which impacted the recommendations of the committee included available finances, an imminent Atlantic provinces curriculum model, building conditions, administrative requirements, and personal preference. -- A grade configuration of K-6, 7-9 and 10-12 was chosen as the most practical for the board given the existing situation. A policy outlining steps that the board could follow in reconfiguring schools in the future was developed by the researcher.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 133-138.|
|Department(s):||Education, Faculty of|
|Geographic Location:||Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Educational planning--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula; School management and organization--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula|
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