Should more choice be given to elective subjects?

A 2006 University of Georgia study of US high school students found a markedly higher rate of ‘intrinsic’ (inherent) motivation in students enrolled in electives compared to ‘required’ subjects.

Students were also more successful when elective subjects were not chosen from pre-determined subject lines.

So should students be given more freedom when it comes to elective subjects? And how can schools manage this process?
  • What improvements have been seen?
  • How can schools manage elective lines?
  • Calculating staffing and resource allocation
  • Putting students first

 

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