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ERIC Number: ED383102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
It Doesn't Have To Be This Way: A Handbook on How To Create a Positive Environment in Our Schools.
Mickens, Frank N.
This handbook describes how a New York City high school transformed itself into a model school. Boys and Girls High School is located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of the city's toughest neighborhoods. Over the period 1986-94, the school experienced increases in school attendance, the graduation rate, the number of college-bound students, the number of regents-endorsed diplomas, and enrollment. In 15 chapters, the principal describes his philosophy and administrative practices in the following areas: providing effective leadership, building teamwork, providing student incentive programs and in-house academic options, encouraging parent involvement, conducting perimeter patrols and ensuring school safety, creating a positive and orderly environment, managing holidays, preventing student fights, enforcing discipline policies, and strengthening community relations. The principal maintains that students want and need an orderly school environment; this provides the basis for student searches, a dress code, and a strict discipline policy. Effective leadership also means being a visible leader, encouraging parent involvement, and providing student incentives. (LMI)
Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ($10; check payable to Boys and Girls High School).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: American Express Co., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Bronx, NY.