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ERIC Number: EJ766936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Partnerships for Success
Principal Leadership, v5 n10 p10-15 Jun 2005
Founded in 1966, Young Women's Leadership School is a public girls' school in New York City that serves grades 7-12. The school's philosophy--"to nurture the intellectual curiosity and creativity of its students and address the unique developmental needs of young women"--is put into practice on a daily basis. The girls wear uniforms, work cooperatively in groups, and assume leadership roles. The structure supports high expectations. The young women know that they are expected to work hard, but understand that their teachers will support them in every way. The school's objective is to prepare every student for college and a professional career. Every activity and every school event is targeted to meet this objective--beginning with seventh-grade orientation and culminating with students receiving significant scholarship support at graduation. For example, the teacher-adviser program supports social-emotional development while the block-scheduled humanities and science courses nurture intellectual development and the activity program provides leadership experiences. Planned, consistent professional development is the unifying element that gives teachers the necessary support to deliver the program. These young women realize that once they arrive at the school, if they work hard, they will be able to go to college and have a rewarding and successful career.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York