ERIC Number: ED097240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Fourth and Fifth Years: Patterns of Organization in Two Secondary Schools. Schools Council Pamphlet No. 13.
Schools Council, London (England).
The aim of the pamphlet is to consider, against the background of the school as a whole and the community which it serves, the academic and pastoral needs of 14- to 16-year-old pupils and the curricular opportunities provided to meet them. Two case studies of relatively large secondary schools are presented because many teachers are working for the first time in such schools. General points relating to organization are the formulation of aims and objectives of a school; decision making with respect to organizational strategies and priorities; and curricular organizational patterns. In the case studies each analysis considers the school's background and objectives; education prior to fourth and fifth years; preparation for curricular specialization; the nature of fourth- and fifth-year courses; balance of curriculum; opportunities for the less academically interested; organization of courses; staffing; education at ages 16 to 19; and organization for change. A list of questions pertinent to the two case studies summarizes a number of issues of particular significance within the two schools. (JH)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Case Studies, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Counseling, Educational Objectives, Governance, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Heterogeneous Grouping, High Schools, Instructional Program Divisions, School Organization, Secondary Education, Student Needs
Copies are available free, while supplies last, on application to the Central Despatch Section, Schools Council, 160 Great Portland Street, London W1N 6LL
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)