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A study of scheduling activity periods in selected Oregon high schools

1 August 1955


The schools of today have long recognized the need of activities to help in the development of the whole student in meeting the social demands of our present society. Activities include those things taught to students outside the regular curricular subjects such as dramatics, music, student government, crafts and hobbies, and athletics. There are others which are considered as activities and some are considered as both curricular and activity subjects. This thesis will consider only those activities which are outside of the curricular schedule and are considered by most authorities as activities. An attempt will be made in this study to find out what procedures are used in other schools and their reasons for such, and the success or failure of these procedures. This will be done by questionnaires sent out to the different schools and by personal interview in other cases. The questions will be concerned with the time allotted and the time of day used and the success or failure of these choices. The results of this questionnaire will be broken down into three sizes of schools: those up to 150, those from 150 to 500, and those over 500. A summary of the questionnaires returned will be made to determine what has been successful and what has failed. Charts and graphs will be used to give a concise view. Recommendations and comments will then be given; these may be of use to other administrators in developing a better process of scheduling activity periods.


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