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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; Thayer, Yvonne – 1997
The academic achievement of students in business and marketing programs at High Schools That Work (HSTW) sites in 1996 was compared to performance levels in 1994. Between 1994 and 1996, the average reading scores of business students at HSTW sites increased from 271 to 279, and their average mathematics scores increased from 286 to 290. A higher…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Business Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy
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
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Bottoms, Gene; Sharpe, Debera – School Counselor, 1973
The author offers a definition of career education that emphasizes the total development of students, community learning, and the increasing of options for students. (RP)
Descriptors: Career Education, Conceptual Schemes, Counselor Role, Curriculum Design
Bottoms, Gene – Occupational Education Forum, 1971
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Elementary Education, Integrated Curriculum
Bottoms, Gene – American Vocational Journal, 1972
Descriptors: Administration, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration
Bottoms, Gene; Reynolds, Kenneth – Amer Vocat J, 1969
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Behavior Change, Cooperative Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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 – 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; Feagin, Tom – 1999
The 1998 High Schools That Work (HSTW) Assessment report contains good news for HSTW sites in the Appalachian Regional Commission area and provides information on specific practices that need improvement. This research brief summarizes the report's findings. Based on 196 schools in 9 Appalachian states, the report shows that school, district, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Educational Assessment, Educational Counseling, Educational Improvement
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
Bottoms, Gene; Presson, Alice – 1995
In 1994, the Student Assessment was administered to approximately 12,000 students at 197 new High Schools that Work (HSTW) sites in 13 states; student scores from the mathematics portion of the assessment were analyzed. Vocational completers had an average mathematics score of 282.0, which was 13 points below the HSTW mathematics goal, while the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Career Education, High Schools
Bottoms, Gene – 1995
In 1994, the Student Assessment was administered to over 12,000 vocational completers at 197 new High Schools that Work (HSTW) sites. Findings indicated that career-bound students at these sites trailed academic students nationwide in reading. Teachers in all vocational programs needed to pay more attention to reading. Career-bound females scored…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Career Education, High Schools
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