ERIC Number: ED315893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A View from the Inside: High Schools in the 1990s. Report of the Select Seminar on Excellence in Education (Rensselaerville, New York, December 1988-March 1989).
Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY.
Beginning in December of 1988, and continuing through March 1989, 24 educators (20 teachers and 4 administrators) met for a series of 5 full-day sessions in the Capital Region of New York State to discuss selected themes regarding the state's high schools in the 1990s. Part of the significance of this report, which contains the results of the educators' deliberations including their observations and recommendations, rests on the fact that it came primarily from those who, on a daily basis, experience the reality of schools and classrooms. Focused on moving toward academic excellence, four sections discuss science, mathematics, social studies, and English, while an additional section reports on ideas for restructuring the secondary school organization and curriculum. The document emphasizes the interdisciplinary learning and cross-disciplinary skills that point the way toward the more sensible use of student time and proposes that knowledge be comprehensively demonstrated rather than traditionally tested. Further, the report asserts that the instrument for educational change is itself a process, not just the static culmination of a process. A list of participants and numerous black and white photographs are included. (KM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, English Curriculum, Excellence in Education, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Mathematics Education, Relevance (Education), School Restructuring, Science Education, Social Studies
Publication Sales, Capital Area School Development Association, Husted 211, University at Albany, State University of New York, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York