ERIC Number: ED117236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Manual for Developing a School-Within-a-School Alternative Program.
Portland Public Schools, OR.
This guide is based on the experiences and procedures generated in the FOCUS Project at a Portland, Oregon high school. The document includes an overview which addresses the basic FOCUS philosophy, overall goals and objectives, staffing, and student audience. The instruction section contains the curriculum model, cross peer instruction, utilizing community resources, and performance objectives. Counseling and Guidance functions, analyzing student attitudes, anecdotal records, and attendance procedures are included under counseling and guidance. The support component addresses the physical resources, utilizing school resources, financial resources, and student teaching programs, while the management component addresses evaluation design, dissemination, and staff development. Among the special procedures listed are field trips, emergency health procedures, periodic parent contact, media-aware and materials, and "unclassroom" policy. Ready-made answers to the ten most frequently asked questions regarding FOCUS are provided. General considerations pertinent to transportability of the FOCUS model seen to be helpful to others planning or developing similar programs are discussed under the headings of do's and don't's. Appendices include special forms used in FOCUS, and an outsider review of the program. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Administration, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Counseling, Curriculum Guides, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Innovation, Educational Programs, Experimental Schools, Federal Programs, Guidance, Guidelines, High School Students, Nontraditional Education, Potential Dropouts, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Guides, Student Alienation
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III