ERIC Number: ED180679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
PRINCIPAL STARS [Secondary Training for Alaskan Rural Students]: An Administrative Manual for the Initial Consideration and Implementation of the STARS Materials.
The manual provides information to assist administrators in deciding whether to adopt and implement the STARS program, a grade 9 and 10 science, math, and language arts curriculum designed to provide Kodiak Island, Alaska, students with academic skills, vocational training, and village skills to be successful whether they choose to go to college, enter a trade, or pursue a traditional village life style. Sections I and II describe the underlying philosophies of the program and what it is designed to do. Section III outlines the overall rational process that was used to develop STARS and the Kodiak Rural High School Curriculum. Section IV provides specific suggestions for administrators: the need for active, involved leadership to coordinate, evaluate, direct, and shape the program, as well as provide support, resources, and assistance to teachers; teacher evaluation procedures to improve instruction and to provide information for employment considerations; teacher hiring procedures; inservice teacher training programs; and longitudinal program evaluation procedures. Sections V and VI review STARS' accomplishments (including lowering the student drop-out rate from 60% to less than 6%, improving attendance, making gains according to standardized tests, gaining 100% support of parents and school board members). The 1978-79 recommendations for the program's future are also provided. (NEC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Alaska Natives, Curriculum Development, Dropouts, Educational Administration, Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy, Eskimos, High Schools, Language Arts, Management Systems, Mathematics Instruction, Parent School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Project Applications, Relevance (Education), Rural Education, School Holding Power, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Small Schools, Vocational Education, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kodiak Island Borough School District, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska