ERIC Number: ED531469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Death of the Comprehensive High School? Historical, Contemporary, and Comparative Perspectives. Secondary Education in a Changing World
Franklin, Barry M., Ed.; McCulloch, Gary, Ed.
This groundbreaking volume considers the ultimate fate of the comprehensive high school as individuals enter the twenty-first century. Contributors consider whether the question of the high school's seeming demise is exaggerated and why it is experiencing the many problems that it does. Essays focus on the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Contents include: (1) The Death of the Comprehensive High School? Historical, Contemporary, and Comparative Perspectives (Barry M. Franklin and Gary McCulloch); (2) Custodialism and Career Preparation in a Comprehensive High School, 1929-1942 (Steven G. Terzian); (3) Education for All American Youth (1944): A Failed Attempt to Extend the Comprehensive High School (Wayne J. Urban); (4) The Comprehensive High School, Enrollment Expansion, and Inequality: The United States in the Post-War Era (John L. Rury); (5) Death to the Comprehensive High School and Life to Small School Reform: Advocating for Critical Care in Small Schools of Color (Rene Antrop-Gonzalez and Anthony De Jesus); (6) Soul Making in the Comprehensive High School: The Legacies of Frederick Wiseman's "High School and High School II" (Jose R. Rosario); (7) The End of the Comprehensive High School? African American Support for Private School Vouchers (Thomas C. Pedroni); (8) The Formation of Comprehensive Education: Scandinavian Variations (Susanne Wiborg); (9) Missing, Presumed Dead? What Happened to the Comprehensive School in England and Wales (David Crook); (10) The Comprehensive Ideal in New Zealand: Challenge and Prospects (Gregory Lee, Howard Lee, and Roger Openshaw); and (11) "My Parents Came Here with Nothing and They Wanted Us to Achieve": Italian Australians and School Success (Pavla Miller).
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, Private Schools, School Restructuring, Foreign Countries, Youth, Educational Vouchers, Educational Change, Career Development, Comparative Education, Enrollment, Minority Groups, African Americans, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales); United States