ERIC Number: ED309103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond High School Graduation Requirements: What Do Students Need To Learn at The International High School?
LaGuardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY. International High School.
The International High School opened on the campus of LaGuardia Community College in September 1985, with the goal of developing basic English language proficiency through a program of substantive study in a high school/college curriculum for students of limited English language abilities. This curriculum guide presents seven areas of discussion, with each section including a presentation of the philosophies and methods to meet the goals of that area. The main obligation of the English language program is to develop the necessary skills to compete successfully in an English speaking society while maintaining native languages and cultures. A section on the Integrated Learning Center shows how courses are identified by a theme and then via concepts and skills (study and cognitive). A breakdown in this manner of eight required courses is given. While the principle instructional responsibility of the social studies program is to develop and improve English language proficiency, the emphasis of that instruction combines programs on the students' native languages and cultures with U.S. studies. The career education program is designed to aid students in finding a productive and self-fulfilling position in the workplace through classes designed to enhance their job acquisition skills and on-site internship programs. The science program aims at developing an understanding of the scientific process and method and the development of scientific communication skills. The foundation of the mathematics program rests on infusing English-as-a-Second Language techniques into the mathematics curriculum, and through a program of Sequential Mathematics classes develop mathematics skills for the students' personal, career, or college needs. A guidance program provides individual and group support for students. The final section provides an overview of The International High School. (PPB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Guidance, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, International Schools, Language Skills, Mathematics Instruction, School Community Relationship, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: LaGuardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY. International High School.