ERIC Number: ED381693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
You Begin by Getting Faculty and School Leaders To Develop a New Vision for Their High School. High Schools That Work Site Development Guide #1: Where Do You Begin?
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This guide is the first in a series of guidelines designed to be a framework for positive action at the school site and in the classroom through the High Schools That Work program, an effort to raise the achievement of career-bound students. It focuses on the first step for superintendents, principals, and vocational leaders: to introduce the whole faculty to a vision of the things the school can do to raise the achievement of career-bound students. This framework involves the following actions: developing an upgraded academic core and a major for all students; having high expectations for all students; providing high quality vocational studies; providing high-level academic studies; creating interdisciplinary teams of teachers; providing ongoing guidance; giving extra help and time; engaging students as active learners; and keeping score to improve practice. These steps are discussed: adopting outcome goals; demonstrating the need for change, including looking at other schools and confronting barriers to change; enlisting parent support; providing staff development and support; accepting change one step at a time; developing an action plan; adopting a problem-solving strategy; rethinking all routines; and affirming district and state support. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.