ERIC Number: ED352549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Making High Schools Work through Integration of Academic and Vocational Education.
Bottoms, Gene; And Others
This book traces the High Schools That Work program from its inception and reports on practices that are helping schools effectively integrate academic and vocational education. Examples are included to illustrate what can be accomplished. Chapter 1 describes the program's goals, key practices, key conditions, and success. Chapter 2 shows how schools are proving it is possible to raise expectations if the curriculum is relevant, students feel they are respected, and teachers and administrators work together. Chapter 3 focuses on integrating high-level academic with vocational studies through use of applied learning methods. Chapter 4 discusses integrating academic content into vocational courses with design of a new vocational program as the ultimate goal. Chapter 5 describes characteristics of a team of vocational and nonvocational teachers and ways in which they work together. Chapter 6 focuses on developing a challenging double-purpose program of study that combines vocational and academic content to prepare students for future learning at work and in postsecondary education. Chapter 7 discusses roles and responsibilities of the guidance counselor, teachers, and parents in the guidance process. Chapter 8 describes areas in which teachers need extra help and the form that help should take. The final chapter discusses why schools need to change and benefits of change. Annotations of 10 resource organizations are appended. An index is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Counselor Role, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Program Design, Program Development, School Counselors, School Effectiveness, Secondary School Curriculum, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Team Teaching, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.