ERIC Number: ED482354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Secondary Schools: A Reference Handbook. Contemporary Education Issues.
Villaverde, Leila E.
This book attempts to serve as a compendium and a chronology of secondary education in the United States, taking a broad rather than a narrow approach and touching on a great many topics and issues. Chapters 1 and 2 present a history of secondary schools and a discussion of adolescence. Chapter 3 discusses curriculum in secondary schools, addressing such topics as textbooks, humanism, vocational education, curriculum differentiation, and postmodern curriculum. Chapter 4 looks briefly at types and characteristics of secondary schools, homeschooling, year-round schools, virtual schools, extracurricular activities, and school athletics. Chapter 5 discusses the standardization of secondary education, focusing on standards, assessments, performance and portfolio assessments, and accountability. Chapter 6 examines the commercialization of secondary education and includes a discussion of voucher programs. Chapter 7 presents a comprehensive list of organizations, associations, and government agencies whose work deals with education and learning, educational reform, and specifically secondary education. Chapter 8 provides a selected list of print and nonprint resources. Each of the first six chapters contains its own reference list. (Contains a subject index) (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adolescents, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational History, Educational Vouchers, High Schools, Home Schooling, Middle Schools, Private Schools, Public Schools, Rural Schools, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Single Sex Schools, Small Schools, Urban Schools, Vocational Schools, Year Round Schools
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