ERIC Number: ED101466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The 12th Grade: A Critical Year. A Student's Viewpoint.
Something is wrong with the twelfth grade. Many principals, teachers, and students argue that the twelfth grade is unchallenging, irrelevant, and perhaps useless. Recent widespread unrest among students suggests the need to thoroughly re-evaluate the twelfth grade program in order to investigate the causes for the unrest and to suggest workable alternatives capable of alleviating the problems that plague twelfth grade programs today. This limited study has produced three conclusions regarding twelfth grade unrest: (1) the problems are both serious and widespread, (2) the complexity of the problems prevents the identification of single causes and solutions, and (3) secondary school principals are acutely aware of the need for change and for rigorous questioning of the high school program. Alternatives to the traditional high school program are being developed all across the country. While some districts are forming alternative schools and attempting major restructuring efforts, other districts are developing promising programs within the basic framework of the traditional school. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Experimental Programs, Graduation Requirements, High School Students, Nontraditional Education, Principals, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Student Interests
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Dulles International Airport, P.O. Box 17430, Washington, D.C. 20041 ($3.00, Quantity discounts, Payment must accompany order)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.