ERIC Number: ED486389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Crisis or Possibility? Conversations About the American High School
Harvey, James; Housman, Naomi
Institute for Educational Leadership
This document provides an overview and analysis of how a series of national conferences held in the fall of 2003 framed conversations around high schools and high-school-age youth This analysis explores the underlying assumptions of these frameworks and the extent to which they coalesced or diverged. The report also examines the content of the meeting agendas for common topics, as well as for topics that were either missed entirely or emphasized at only a few conferences. It is hoped that this report helps leaders maintain the momentum needed to continue these important conversations, and to commit to building the strong and supportive schools, systems, and communities the nation's youth need and deserve. (Includes 3 figures and 62 endnotes.)
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, College School Cooperation, College Preparation, Teacher Improvement, Literacy, Second Language Learning, Dropouts, School Size, State Standards, Student Evaluation, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED565615