ERIC Number: ED247345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
High School Program Seminar Report.
Seattle Public Schools, WA.
This report outlines the Seattle Public Schools' high School program, with an emphasis on preparation for college and employment. Part I describes the seminar, held in 1982-83, which generated this report. It explains that recommendations contained in this report will become guidelines for schools as they move towards the district's goal of school-based management. Part II summarizes the public's positive perception of Seattle's schools, and addresses the concern, nonetheless, that the high schools are not adequately preparing the 80 percent of all students who will take jobs requiring occupational training. Part III lists assumptions on which the study is based; the dominant one is that all students are educable and that high schools are responsible for preparing them for the future. Part IV arranges, in order of priority, the general recommendations put forward in Part V; the recommendations in Part V cover: implementing change; expansion of vocational education; provision of specialty courses and programs; and graduation requirements. Parts VI through X make recommendations, respectively, for: curriculum; instruction; guidance, counseling, and support services; organization and finance; and policy. The final sections of the report include a conclusion, acknowledgements, a glossary, effective schools policies, and State graduation requirements. (KH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.