ERIC Number: ED394034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Dynamic Academy System for Larger High Schools: An Example Application.
This document presents the basics of the career academy, a method of integrating vocational with academic educational systems and of providing a contextually valid education. The first section outlines the problems that the academy systems attempt to address, the four major principles essential for the success of career academies, and the nine major defining components used by all career academies. The second section describes the dynamic academy system, a system in which students from the 7th through 12th grades generally participate in two successive academies. Academy focus areas, the dynamism of the system, and what is done during those five years are discussed. The remainder of the document outlines a specific example of how the dynamic academy might be implemented. It presents, in a hierarchical format, a description of the academy example, beginning with the broad overview and successively narrowing the focus until the lessons in one unit of one class are detailed. The example given is that of an academy preparing students for a variety of careers using the World Wide Web. These sections follow: general academy information; specific academy example; information on courses and units; example course information; unit information for the course, Resources for Continued Learning; and description of the seven lessons in the Producers and Suppliers unit of the course. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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