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Bottoms, Gene – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2008
One in four American students does not graduate from high school on time, if at all. Many of these young people blame schoolwork that failed to challenge them and assignments that meant nothing in their lives. More surprising are the large numbers of students who graduate from high school and enter college but do not receive a degree. They drop…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Educational Change, Education Work Relationship
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Bottoms, Gene – Educational Leadership, 2007
What would happen if schools offered all students the same challenges and opportunities that some schools now offer only their "best" students? The Southern Regional Education Board addressed that question in 1987, when it developed the High Schools That Work Model. Blending challenging college-preparatory content with modern vocational and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation
Bottoms, Gene; Presson, Alice – 2000
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Vocational Education Consortium's commitment to higher standards for and greater achievement of vocational students has brought substantial gains in student performance. SREB's High Schools That Work (HSTW), a school improvement initiative, documents achievement gains by vocational students. Data…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Case Studies, Community Support
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; 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
This paper is based on the premises that comprehensive career development programs for kindergarten through post-secondary and adult education must be developed in order to meet individual and societal needs, and that for many youth, career development experiences represent a core around which other school experiences might be organized and made…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning
Bottoms, Gene; Copa, Patricia – Phi Delta Kappan, 1983
Assesses the current demand for and range of vocational education programs in the United States, describing participation, program availability, teaching methods, effectiveness, student and employer attitudes toward vocational education, the importance of federal funding, and needs for improvement and changes in program content and support. (PGD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Demand, Employer Attitudes
Bottoms, Gene – 1997
Implementation of the High Schools That Work (HSTW) key practices improved achievement for career-bound students in these four ways: (1) HSTW sites showed significant improvement in average reading and math scores; (2) the percentage of career- bound students meeting HSTW performance goals in 1994 and 1996 increased from 33% to 43% in reading and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement
Bottoms, Gene; Makin, Richard – 1998
This document, which draws heavily on lessons learned during 11 years of the Southern Regional Education Board's High Schools That Work initiative, is intended to help state leaders review their existing system for assessing accountability in vocational education or plan such a system. The document begins with a discussion of the purpose of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Academic Standards, Accountability
Bottoms, Gene – American Vocational Journal, 1975
The article examines three teaching competencies (structuring competencies, process competencies, and supportive competencies) and encourages vocational teachers to examine their performance in the classroom or laboratory to assess the extent to which they demonstrate these competencies. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Self Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills
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 – Occupational Education Forum, 1971
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Elementary Education, Integrated Curriculum
Bottoms, Gene; Reynolds, Kenneth – Amer Vocat J, 1969
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Behavior Change, Cooperative Education, Disadvantaged Youth
Bottoms, Gene – 1999
This publication contains descriptions of "outstanding practices" in high schools that had the most success in improving student performance by doing the best job of implementing one particular High Schools That Work key practice. The 33 efforts are organized according to which of these 10 key practices they reflect: high expectations…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Community Support, Education Work Relationship
Bottoms, Gene; Mikos, Pat – 1995
The seven High Schools That Work (HSTW) sites making the most progress in raising student achievement between 1990-1993 are changing the high school system and succeeding with a group of students often considered hopeless. They use the HSTW framework of key practices to improve curriculum and instruction. The specific HSTW goal is to close by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Career Education, Demonstration Programs
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