ERIC Number: ED381698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
School Strategies: Motivating Students To Work Hard To Meet High Performance Standards. High Schools That Work Site Development Guide #6: Extra Help and Time.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This guide is the sixth 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 (HSTW) program, an effort to raise the achievement of career-bound students. It explains how providing students with a system of extra time and help can motivate them to meet high performance standards. Presented first are five reasons why the Southern Regional Education Board recommends that educators, parents, and community leaders should assist noncollege-bound students. Next, the goals and key practices of the HSTW program and the recommended program of study for career-bound high school students are listed. The necessary conditions for providing students with a system of extra help/time are discussed. The following strategies are suggested: (1) provide counseling and advisement services to help students discover a niche and achieve success; (2) hold students to higher standards and help them understand what it takes to meet those standards; (3) provide extra help and time for students to meet higher standards; (4) use technology to help students meet higher standards; (5) assign homework to motivate students to meet higher performance standards; (6) involve parents and the community; (7) arrange special help services for at-risk students; and (8) change the school's organization. Descriptions of exemplary practices at HSTW sites are included throughout the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Administrator Role, Demonstration Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Homework, Motivation Techniques, Noncollege Bound Students, Parent Participation, Program Development, Program Implementation, Regional Programs, School Restructuring, Special Programs, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Vocational Education
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.