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Bottoms, Gene; Young, Marna – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
The authors advocate harnessing the applied teaching strategies of career/technical education (CTE) and infusing them into college-preparatory academics to transform secondary schools into high-performing centers of learning where students are both challenged and engaged. By pursuing this strategy, say the authors, states can help many more…
Descriptors: Careers, High Schools, Teamwork, Teaching Methods
Barkley, Steve; Bottoms, Gene; Feagin, Caro H.; Clark, Susan – 2001
This guide is designed to offer strategies for building leadership capacity in schools and to assist school administrators in finding new ways to encourage and support teachers and students in their efforts to succeed. The guide answers four questions: (1) What do leaders do to create curriculum and instruction that push all students to higher…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness, Boards of Education
Bottoms, Gene – 2001
Through its High Schools That Work initiative, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has worked with states and schools to improve students' academic and technical achievement. Through this initiative, the SREB has defined what really matters in helping students achieve. This report addresses eight "things that matter most" in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Bottoms, Gene; Presson, Alice – 2000
A study examined the following questions to ascertain what progress has been made in improving the educational achievement of vocational students through the "High Schools That Work" initiative: (1) What progress has been made in raising the achievement of vocational students to national averages or higher? (2) What things matter in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Guidance, Curriculum, Curriculum Development
Bottoms, Gene; Webb, L. Dean – 1998
This booklet focuses on strategies for providing curriculum content that is connected to real-life applications of knowledge and skills. It claims that authenticity exists on a continuum and content should not be seen as either completely authentic or as divorced from reality. It outlines the importance of authentic learning experiences, such as…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Change
Bottoms, Gene; O'Kelley, George L. – American Vocational Journal, 1971
The authors propose a redesigned curriculum to fit the broadened definition of vocational education. (Editor)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Planning, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Bottoms, Gene; Phillips, Ione – Techniques: Making Education and Career Connections, 1998
This excerpt from "Designing Challenging Vocational Courses: A Guide to Preparing a Syllabus" presents a step-by-step process for designing challenging vocational courses and preparing a syllabus to communicate course expectations to students. (Author)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Program Design, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Bottoms, Gene – American Vocational Journal, 1972
Descriptors: Administration, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration
Bottoms, Gene; Sharpe, Deede – 1996
This publication examines school and classroom practices that increase students' understanding, raise their achievement, and equip them with knowledge and skills needed in today's world. Several approaches have been identified for high schools to consider in integrating academic and vocational studies: single course integration; joint planning…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation
Bottoms, Gene; Pucel, David J.; Phillips, Ione – 1997
This document is intended to help high school vocational-technical teachers design courses that result in high-quality learning for all their students. The book's seven chapters detail this process for designing courses that achieve the following results: model the concept of quality; produce independent learners; develop active participants in…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Change Strategies, Course Content, Course Descriptions
Bottoms, Gene – 1993
The Southern Regional Education Board-State Vocational Education Consortium conducted a Fall 1992 forum as part of ongoing staff development for High Schools that Work leaders. It was devoted to the changing nature of the workplace and the need for upgraded standards of what to teach and what to expect of students in high school vocational…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Coordination
Bottoms, Gene; And Others – 1992
This book traces the High Schools That Work program from its inception and reports on practices that are helping schools effectively integrate academic and vocational education. Examples are included to illustrate what can be accomplished. Chapter 1 describes the program's goals, key practices, key conditions, and success. Chapter 2 shows how…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Counselor Role, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship
Bottoms, Gene – 1991
After 2 years of promoting more integration of academic and vocational curriculums, the Southern Regional Education Board identified 15 educational practices that may raise the basic competencies of vocational students: (1) positive practices can be collected and implemented; (2) vocational completers from pilot sites requiring competency tests…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development
Bottoms, Gene; Creech, Betty – 1997
Good news about reading achievement of career-bound students at High Schools That Work (HSTW) sites includes the following: (1) 60% of the 260 sites that tested students in 1993/94 and again in 1996 saw improvement in reading scores; (2) the performance of all students majority and minority improved significantly; (3) HSTW sites widened the gap…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement