ERIC Number: ED439501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
About Issues Facing High Schools. EdFact Resource Guide.
EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
The list of resources printed in this guide were taken from the EdSource report, "High Schools in the Hot Seat," an overview of the challenges facing California's high schools. The information is divided into three sections: students, standards, and high-school reform. The topics covered include peer culture, disengagement, and motivation; the effects of student poverty and mobility; strategies for working with immigrant youth; resources on skill and academic-standards projects; state-sponsored schools/programs, such as alternative education programs; regional occupational centers and programs; "An Educator's Guide to Schoolwide Reform"; and the New American High Schools Initiative. Each resource features a brief description, Web site address, and physical address. The text emphasizes that many reform strategies and alternative approaches to organizing high school are attempting to address underlying, student-centered issues. California features numerous examples of reform efforts and special programs that provide alternatives to the traditional comprehensive high school, and many focus on defining their expectations and narrowing the types of students they serve. (Contains 11 Web addresses.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Environment, High Schools, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Students
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California