ERIC Number: ED271405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-6
Reference Count: 0
The American High School: Sailing to Byzantium.
Ducharme, E. R.
This paper deals with four issues: (1) the aging of the faculties of high schools in the northeastern United States; (2) frequently observed characteristics of teaching seen during site visits to secondary schools for the Department of Education's Secondary School Recognition Program; (3) elitism in high schools; and (4) observations on the status of general students in high schools. Conclusions are that schools must face the matter of aging faculties and find effective ways of nurturing them. Creative study of significant writers and thinkers rather than ineffective staff development activities may be beneficial to these faculty members. High schools must address the issues latent in the overt elitism that accompanies many honors programs, and the place and education of general students must be enhanced. (CB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the High School (2nd, Stowe, VT, August 6, 1985).