ERIC Number: ED366076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Reengineering High Schools for Student Success. Hot Topics: Usable Research.
This publication presents information on and strategies for re-engineering schools. Section 1, "School-wide Change," offers guidelines for changing school culture, using block scheduling, making classroom instruction more meaningful, and improving the transition from middle school to high school. Section 2, "Graduation Alternatives," discusses the characteristics of effective alternative programs for students at risk--including schools-within-schools and alternative schools--and strategies for helping students pass the GED exam. The third section, "Integrating Academic and Vocational Education," discusses eliminating the general diploma track, integrating academic and vocational education, providing students with work experiences related to their schools, and ensuring that all students receive adequate counseling as they make educational and career decisions. This document also offers profiles of several high schools in the southeastern United States that are successfully implementing re-engineering initiatives and provides shorter descriptions of other innovative efforts in the region. Appendices contain information on the dropout problem in the Southeast, two proposed schedules for the Copernican Plan, and samples of a parental and a student agreement form. Resources and references are also provided. (LMI)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Graduation, High School Equivalency Programs, High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Nontraditional Education, School Culture, School Schedules, Vocational Education
NEFEC/SERVE, Route 1, Box 8500, 3841 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177 ($7; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.