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ERIC Number: EJ982176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Invested in Inquiry
Clarke, John H.
Educational Leadership, v69 n5 p60-64 Feb 2012
Imagine a learning format that engages high schoolers personally in their learning while ensuring that they meet their school's prescribed standards. Clarke describes how the Pathways program created at a combined middle/high school in Bristol, Vermont (Mount Abraham Union High School), allows students to center school work around their personal interests, strengths, and aspirations. Each student receives guidance about how to design projects that incorporate personal interests and make sure their performance meets graduation standards. Adult mentors--including a teacher advisor and a community mentor with expertise in the skills a student seeks to master--help Pathways students explore questions related to their interests, select resources and community internships, and design meaningful projects. Clarke shows how involvement in Pathways has helped students who were formally stalled as learners take off, and how adult roles and community connections needed to change for the program to inspire learning and achievement. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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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: Vermont