ERIC Number: ED067309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
New Directions, New Dimensions. Secondary Education in Kentucky.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Curriculum Development.
Thirty-seven articles describe efforts of Kentucky educators to keep pace with accelerating educational change and to recognize outstanding work of secondary school systems and individual teachers. Emphasis is upon making schools responsive to the varying and urgent demands of life in a highly technological changing society, and further, helping students to function harmoniously, happily, and humanely in their environment. Experimental programs and projects suggest solutions to the pressing problems. The major sections and their topics are: 1) ways of meeting special needs of students through individualized, vocational, and occupational instruction; 2) flexibility of school organization including team teaching, open schools, and flexible scheduling; 3) an Afro-American unit and ways of introducing contributions of ethnic groups to American culture as transmitted in the schools; 4) and 5) approaches toward new methodologies and new and revised content in social studies, algebra, biology, and physical education, and ideas for strengthening programs and curriculum; 6) offering electives in order to offer students a choice; and 7) schools meeting the community needs. A related document is SO 002 585. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educationally Disadvantaged, Enrichment Activities, General Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Open Plan Schools, School Community Relationship, School Organization, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Special Programs, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Curriculum Development.