Overcoming The Senior Slumpby Randall G. Glading
Pub. Date: 02/28/2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
The static state of public education continues to plague educational leaders and educators. The acceptance of the status quo of public education is recognized by all of us, and it is time to look at radical change. The college drop-out rate continues to be a serious problem, and it is time to take a hard look at what secondary education is all about. After the… See more details below
The static state of public education continues to plague educational leaders and educators. The acceptance of the status quo of public education is recognized by all of us, and it is time to look at radical change. The college drop-out rate continues to be a serious problem, and it is time to take a hard look at what secondary education is all about. After the junior year of high school, most students have completed the mandated courses and examinations. This is the time when we must challenge our students, emulate the college experience regarding academic rigor and change, make students truly look outside of their insular adolescent world and see what life is all about. These students need to work, investigate and experience the real world. This can only happen through organized, challenging internship experiences coupled with a rigorous academic senior year. While these young adults are still living in the comfort of their homes and their peer group, we need to challenge them. The students who share their experiences within this text talk about the personal growth they experienced in their internship programs: something parents and educators wish upon every young adult.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Adolescence To Adulthood Chapter 3 Secondary Education Today Chapter 4 The Postsecondary Experience Chapter 5 The Internship Movement Chapter 6 Nine Stories From The Field Chapter 7 Student Internships: Shaping The High School Experience Chapter 8 The Portal To Success And Personal Growth Chapter 9 The Impact Of The Internship Expereince On Life Beyond College Chapter 10 Reccomendations For Parents, Schools, Students And Postsecondary Institutions Chapter 11 The Parents Role Chapter 12 The Role Of The Secondary School Chapter 13 Student Responsibilities Chapter 14 The Role Of The Postsecondary Institutions Chapter 15 Final Thoughts
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