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ERIC Number: ED001871
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 31
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TOWARD A COMPREHENSIVE DISTRICT IN A "KNOW AND CARE" COMMUNITY.
San Mateo Union High School District, CA.
THE COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL SHOULD PROVIDE A BROAD GENERAL EDUCATION FOR ALL, WITH A PHASED CURRICULUM CENTERED ON MAJOR, SERVICEABLE IDEAS. IT SHOULD ALSO PROVIDE VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND GUIDANCE. IN A COMPREHENSIVE DISTRICT, IT CAN TRULY INDIVIDUALIZE INSTRUCTION. SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS ON WHICH THE NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE DISTRICT ARE BASED INCLUDED--(1) THE NEED OF SCHOOL YOUTH TO BE INTRODUCED TO THE WORLD OF WORK AS WELL AS TO THE PROFESSIONS AND CULTURE, (2) ADULTS AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTHS SHOULD BE PROVIDED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GENERAL EDUCATION AS WELL AS TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL TRAINING, (3) THE TOTAL SYSTEM SHOULD BE FLEXIBLE, (4) LARGE HIGH SCHOOLS SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO AFFORD DIVERSIFIED AND WELL-BALANCED PROGRAMS, (5) SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHOULD BE LARGE ENOUGH TO PROVIDE A SUFFICIENT TAX BASE, (6) A PHASED CURRICULUM IS MORE APPROPRIATE THAN A TRACKED CURRICULUM, AND (7) SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOLS SHOULD BE DESIGNATED TO SERVE SPECIAL NEEDS. A GUIDANCE CENTER SHOULD BE PLANNED AND DEVELOPED WHERE PERSONNEL WOULD ADMINISTER AND COORDINATE THE SEPARATE ENTITIES. IT WOULD SERVE SECONDARY YOUTH, DROPOUTS, ADULTS RETURNING TO THE LABOR FORCE, AND ADULTS NEEDING RETRAINING. A SCHEDULE OF BASIC STUDIES IN AN EXTENDED DAY AND EVENING PROGRAM IS ALSO PROPOSED, AND TECHNICAL COURSES WOULD BE INCLUDED. A SYSTEM OF CHAIRS TO BE HELD BY MASTER TEACHERS IS PROPOSED AND THE HOLDERS WOULD CONSTITUTE A DISTRICT ACADEMY OF INSTRUCTION. FELLOWSHIPS WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO FACULTY MEMBERS WHO HAVE TENURE STATUS, AND THE HOLDERS WOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH IN UNIQUE SUMMER PROGRAMS, TO ENROLL IN GRADUATE SCHOOL, TO PREPARE CLASSROOM PROJECTS, AND TO DRAW A SPECIAL STIPEND. PROJECTS WOULD BE MONITORED BY THE ACADEMY.
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Authoring Institution: San Mateo Union High School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Mateo)