ERIC Number: ED404541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Outstanding Practices, 1996. Effective Strategies in Raising the Achievement of Career-Bound High School Students.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This booklet is the sixth in a series of profiles of "what works" at high schools in the High Schools That Work program. The first part of the booklet presents the key practices of High Schools That Work and descriptions of 10 schools that have replaced or are in the process of replacing the general track. The second section contains 23 descriptions of supporting practices at a number of schools that are moving toward the goal of high standards and high achievement for all students by replacing the general track. These practices are grouped in the following areas: (1) career or academic majors; (2) using student-centered instruction; (3) providing students with extra help; (4) involving teachers in school improvement; (5) working with business to raise student performance; (6) using data for school improvement; (7) leadership from the district office; and (8) building strong connections with middle schools and postsecondary schools. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Career Education, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, General Education, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Noncollege Bound Students, Program Descriptions, School Effectiveness, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.