ERIC Number: ED228243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Schools Programs in High Schools: Implications for Policy, Practice and Research. Volume III. Review of Effective Schools Programs. Final Report.
Farrar, Eleanor; And Others
The effective schools movement, a program which involves school staff in diagnosis of problems, decisions on correcting them, research on the effectiveness of various alternatives, and training and assistance with improvement efforts, has focused, up until now, on elementary schools. The feasibility of transferring these programs to high schools is examined. It is pointed out that, since the research base for the programs derives from studies of minority urban elementary schools, the school characteristics identified are not typical of the average high school; also, because the research base emphasizes achievement at the elementary level, many other goals that are typical of high schools are not addressed. A discussion of the differences between high schools and elementary schools considers: (1) diversity of high school academic and social objectives; (2) large size of high schools; (3) organizational complexity; (4) subject-oriented faculty; (5) frequent movement of students from class to class; (6) tracking of students; (7) complex administrative role of the principal; (8) faculty resistance; (9) student goals and attitudes toward school; and (10) parent and community attitudes toward school responsibilities. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huron Inst., Cambridge, MA.; National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.