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Exemplary High School

ISBN-10: 0155031996
ISBN-13: 9780155031999
Edition: 2000
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Description: THE EXEMPLARY HIGH SCHOOL documents the major changes currently underway in restructuring high schools nationwide. Applications-oriented, the book examines highly successful, innovative programs and practices from over 100 schools to help  More...

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Book details

List price: $204.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

THE EXEMPLARY HIGH SCHOOL documents the major changes currently underway in restructuring high schools nationwide. Applications-oriented, the book examines highly successful, innovative programs and practices from over 100 schools to help prospective high school teachers understand what works and what doesn't. From the history of the high school to curriculum, technology, and alternative scheduling, THE EXEMPLARY HIGH SCHOOL helps teachers better understand the roles they and their schools will play in the coming years.

Gerald Hoberman is a master photographer, author, designer and award-winning publisher of international renown. Paul S. George, PhD, is a professor of History at Miami-Dade college and historian to the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.

Introduction
Breaking Ranks: The Changing of an American Institution
High Schools Featured in This Book
Organization of the Book
The New High School
References
The Evolving American High School
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
The American High School: Serving Multiple Masters
The Earliest American Secondary Education
The First High Schools
Reformation of the High School Curriculum: Three Goals Persist
The Contemporary American Comprehensive High School
A Nation at Risk and Its Aftermath
Summary
Connections to Other Chapters
References
The Emergent High School Curriculum
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
High School Curriculum
A National Core Curriculum
Recasting Standards at the Local Level
Values as Basic Education
Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Writing Across the Curriculum
Learning to Use the Mind Well
The Application of Knowledge and Skills
Summary
Connections to Other Chapters
Action Steps
Discussion Questions
References
New Directions for Instruction
What You Will Learn in This Chapter
Modifying Traditional Teacher-Directed Whole-Class Instruction
Modifying Traditional Instruction to Account for Growing Student Diversity
Recognizing the Limitations of Teacher-Directed Instruction
Differentiating Instruction
Alternative Instructional Strategies for the New High School Classroom
Summary
Connections to Other Chapters
Action Steps
Discussion Questions
References
Technology in the Emergent High School
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
The Impact of Technology
Planning for Technology
Coordinating the use of Technology
Instructional Uses of Technology
Technology in Traditional Academic Programs
Administrative Uses of Technology
Creating Learning Environments: Technology and the Future
Summary
Connections to Other Chapters
Action Steps
Discussion Questions
References
Responding to Affective Needs Through Advisement and Advocacy
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
Providing for the Affective Needs of Adolescents
High School Guidance and Counseling
Student Assistance and Peer Counseling Programs
Peer Mediation Programs
Teacher Advisory Programs
Advisory Programs as Integral Components of Guidance
The Nature of Advisory Programs
Goals and Objectives of Advisory Programs
Characteristics of Successful Programs
Scheduling the Advisory Program
Roles of the Advisor
The Advisory Curriculum
Evaluation of Advisory Programs
Concluding Statements
Summary
Connections to Other Chapters
Action Steps
Discussion Questions
References
Alternative Scheduling for Teaching and Learning
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
Scheduling the High School
The Emerging High School Schedule
Copernican-Style Schedules
Alternating Day (A/B) Schedules
The 4 [times] 4 Semester Plan
Various Combination Schedules
Issues Associated With the Transition to a New Block Schedule
Research on the Block Schedule
The Future of the High School Schedule
Summary
Connections to Other Chapters
Action Steps
Discussion Questions
References
The Organization of Teachers and Learners
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
Interdisciplinary Organization in High Schools
Academic Teaming
Academic Teaming in Various Settings
School-Within-School Strategies
The House Concept
Heterogeneous Grouping
The Talent Development High School
Summary
Connections to Other Chapters
Action Steps
Discussion Questions
References
School/Family/Community Partnerships
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
Family, Community, and High School Partnerships
Changing Perspectives of Partnership Roles
Parent and Family Involvement in a Changing Society
Meaningful Partnership Roles for Family and Community
National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs
Barriers to Successful Partnerships
Successful Strategies for Outreach Activities and Programs
Effective Communication with Families, Community, and Other Stakeholders
Building Strong Partnerships
Concluding Remarks
Summary
Connections to Other Chapters
Action Steps
Discussion Questions
References
The High School Teacher
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
The Changing Roles of Teachers in the New High School
The Effects of the Expanding Knowledge Base on Teacher Roles
Teaching the New Curriculum
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Professional Development for the New High School
Standards for Staff Development at the High School
New Paradigms for Staff Development
Staff Development Practices in the New High School
Teacher Preparation for the New High School
Professional Development High Schools and Other Collaborative Partnerships
High School Teachers Meeting the Challenges of New High Schools
Summary
Connections to Other Chapters
Action Steps
Discussion Questions
References
Leading High Schools in the New Century
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
The Nature of Instructional Leadership
The Performance-Based Principalship
Reforming High Schools
A Prototype Design Statement
Action Research
Efforts to Reform Schools
Total Quality Management
Leadership and School Accountability
Summary
Action Steps
Discussion Questions
References
Roster of High Schools
Author Index
Index of High Schools
Subject Index

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