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ERIC Number: EJ745489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Help Us Care Enough to Learn
Cushman, Kathleen
Educational Leadership, v63 n5 p34-37 Feb 2006
Urban high school students want their schools to provide academic courses and extracurricular activities that challenge and interest them. Too often, however, these students chafe against "a system that shuts them off rather than recognizing and developing their potential," writes Cushman. In her conversations with 65 students across the United States, the author got a clear idea of what high school students need to become engaged in their schools: a voice in determining course offerings; academic courses that relate to things they care about; respect for their nonacademic interests; inspiring role models; and opportunities to connect with the community. This article presents the voices of a group of articulate young people who describe how schools can truly engage them in learning--and in the process, raise attendance and achievement. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States