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ERIC Number: ED083673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 45
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Innovations in Secondary Education: A Description of Five Programs. A Status Paper.
Puckett, Myron L.
Certain issues are cited as the most difficult in secondary education. These include the failure to provide equal educational opportunity; the establishment of school programs that are throught to be irrelevant or that treat student populations as homogeneous entities; unyielding bureaucracies; and a lack of opportunity for parent, student, and community participation. Five exemplary innovative approaches in secondary education are chosen to match each of these issues (although all schools are comprehensively designed to serve multiple purposes). These schools include the Calexico Intercultural Design, established to insure equality of educational opportunity for Spanish-speaking youngsters; the Philadelphia Parkway Program that stresses curricular activities with relevancy to a student's interests; the Alternate Learning Program of Providence, Rhode Island, which treats each high school student as a unique human being; the Advancement School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, geared to the treatment of youngsters with special problems rather than to an interest in its own survival; and a Joint Committee on Educational Goals and Evaluation, established by California legislation which is concerned with the establishment of a mechanism through which student, parent, and community participation in educational goal setting will be assured. (Author/WM)
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