ERIC Number: ED445384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Accelerated High School: A Step-by-Step Guide for Administrators and Teachers.
Eidson, Carrie Baylard; Hillhouse, Edward D.
Academic learning stops when students become overwhelmed by problems. To counter this plight, some innovative methods and techniques that motivate teens to learn, stay in school, and graduate are offered in this guide. The text provides a detailed description of the process for developing an accelerated alternative high school, utilizing the Accelerated Schools philosophy in combination with the Caring Committee philosophy. It discusses the consequences of dropping out of school and how the Accelerated Schools philosophy can combat this state of affairs. How to build a caring school community is discussed, along with how to reshape the role of the principal and how to empower staff, students, and parents. The process of assessing strengths and weaknesses of the school to get baseline data is also discussed, as is the importance of developing and implementing the vision that stakeholders have for their school. Some of the practical details in achieving this vision, such as governance structure, the nuts and bolts of developing the school, and effective techniques for working with at-risk students, are explored in detail. The text also provides examples and discussions of strategies to decrease discipline problems. Case studies are used throughout the book. A resources section includes sample forms and surveys for readers to copy and use. (Includes 77 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adolescents, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, High Schools, Intervention, Student Development, Student Problems, Teaching Guides
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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