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Educational Innovations in the Pacific, v4 n2 May 1997

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program at Rota High School in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, which includes over half of the school's students, develops teamwork and helps students excel in academics. Students are instilled with discipline, motivation, pride, and a sense of integrity, trust, and belonging. The JROTC curriculum has high expectations, building character and citizenship through its emphasis on academic performance and leadership. The program fosters appreciation of ethical values and principles and stresses the importance of high school graduation for future success. The curriculum features modules, with task conditions and standards for each module. Most of the program involves hands-on learning and application, and many JROTC learning activities are planned and executed by the cadets themselves. There is regular assessment of student progress. Parental involvement and community service are integral to the program, with parents donating time, labor, equipment, and food. Cadets provide clean-up services and traffic control to the island. The program integrates academic subjects with counseling and guidance, providing a family environment. The whole-person approach is one of the program's unique aspects. (SM)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship Responsibility, High School Students, High Schools, Leadership Training, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Effectiveness, School Culture, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teamwork

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Autor: Koki, Stan

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=11945&id=ED412190

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