ERIC Number: ED252371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Small High Schools Curricula: Alternative Delivery Systems for Meeting Essential Elements.
Barker, Bruce; Logan, Suzanne
The option for small high schools to consider non-traditional approaches to instruction may be a viable way to meet the instructional needs of individual students in Texas' rural communities and comply with the curriculum requirements specified in Chapter 75 (recently passed by the 67th Texas Legislature). Effective in 1985, school districts will be required to provide each student with the opportunity to participate in 30 plus required courses which make up the "well-balanced secondary curriculum." The Texas Education Code makes allowance for smaller schools and the Interim Commissioner has stated that a teacher doesn't have to be hired to offer a course. Approved alternatives include, but are not limited to, cooperatives, contracting, using technological advancements (e.g., interactive television and computer-assisted instruction) and adjusted school day or week. Pulling information from a variety of sources, examples are provided of alternative instructional systems: Cooperation Sharing--Bringing Vocational Education to the Student (Mott School District #6, North Dakota); Correspondence Study (Liberty High School, Washington); Electronic Blackboards (South Oak Cliff High School, Texas); Interactive Videotape (Winthrop Rockefeller Model Secondary Project, Arkansas); Cooperation between Colleges and Schools (Mildred High School-Navarro Junior College); Satellite Transmitted Academic Resources (Texas, Utah, Kansas, Alaska, Missouri, and Arizona); and Microcomputers and Individualized Courses. Addresses of contact persons are appended. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Electronic Blackboards; Interactive Video; Texas
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (15th, Austin, TX, February 3-5, 1985).