ERIC Number: ED428137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Small Learning Communities Meet School-to-Work: Whole-School Restructuring for Urban Comprehensive High Schools. Report No. 31.
Legters, Nettie E.
This report describes specific reform practices schools are implementing to realize the vision set forth in the National Association of Secondary School Principals document, "Breaking Ranks," which calls for changes in curriculum, instruction, assessment, school organization, professional development, community partnerships, and leadership in U.S. high schools. The first section reviews a general critique of public high schools articulated in the 1980s and describes the reform practices that have emerged over the past decade in response to that critique. The second section offers examples of schools that have pulled together a number of those reforms into a comprehensive school restructuring effort, focusing on one school in depth. The third section identifies challenges schools can expect to encounter when implementing the set of reforms, drawing on the experiences of several schools with which researchers from the Center for the Education of Children Placed at Risk have worked since 1994 as part of the Talent Development High Schools project. (Contains 1 table and 79 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk, Baltimore, MD.