ERIC Number: ED382814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Outstanding Practices, 1994. Effective Strategies from "High Schools That Work" Sites and States in Raising the Achievement of Career-Bound High School Students.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This publication contains descriptions of 35 outstanding practices from schools and states in the High Schools That Work (HSTW) Program. Each description is accompanied by one or more numerals corresponding to the 10 HSTW key practices listed in this booklet. The publication presents the outstanding practices gleaned from presentations at the annual HSTW staff development conference, technical assistance to HSTW sites, and recommendations from HSTW teachers, counselors, and administrators. Some of the practices described in the publication include the following: principals playing a vital role in promoting schoolwide change; English teachers holding career-bound students to high standards; developing a writing skills program that helps students succeed; holding business education students to high standards in preparation for employment; integrating physics and vocational studies; using reading strategies to improve academic achievement in a principles of technology course; benchmarking mathematics and science curricula to world standards; science and vocational teachers developing a challenging physical science curriculum; applied communication course giving life to British literature; integration projects increasing students' learning and participation; integrating word processing and a foreign language; team-building strategies for integrating the curriculum; and comprehensive guidance program improving communication with students and parents. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.