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ERIC Number: ED012629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Apr
Pages: 1
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THE SMALL HIGH SCHOOL--ITS STRENGTH AND LIMITATIONS.
BOHRSON, RALPH G.
THE CONTROVERSY REGARDING THE PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS OF SMALL SCHOOLS HAS BEEN BASED ON NINE INVALID ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS INVOLVED, PROBLEMS OF TEACHING, PROGRAM QUALITY AND TEACHING, SCHOOL REDISTRICTING, EDUCATIONAL FINANCE, CURRICULUM, LEADERSHIP ROLE, INHERENT STRENGTHS, AND QUALITY AS A FUNCTION OF NUMBERS. THE MAJOR THESIS OF THIS ARTICLE IS DUAL IN NATURE AND STATES THAT THE OLD SOLUTIONS ARE NOT ADEQUATE FOR THE MODERN SMALL SCHOOL IN WHICH THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN REALLY DO ANYTHING ABOUT TRUE IMPROVEMENT. IF THE OBJECTIVES ARE SOUND, THE SMALL SCHOOL CAN BE A GOOD SCHOOL IF THE NEWEST RESEARCH SUPPORTED PROGRAMS IN ORGANIZATION, OPERATION, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, AND METHODS ARE APPLIED. THE ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL OF THE SMALL SCHOOL IS THE SINGLE MOST CRITICAL FACTOR AND IS THE MOST ACCURATE INDICATOR OF QUALITY OR LACK OF QUALITY. THE ARTICLE CONCLUDES THAT THE SUPPLY OF ABLE LEADERS IS WOEFULLY LACKING. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "THE BULLETIN" OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, VOLUME 47, NUMBER 282, APRIL 1963. (JS)
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Identifiers: Catskill Area Project in Small School Design; Goddard College VT; ROCKY MOUNTAIN AREA PROJECT; TEXAS SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT; UPPER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY PROGRAM; WESTERN STATES SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT