Secondary Schools: A Reference Handbook

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Secondary Schools: A Reference Handbook charts the planning, designing, and administration of the various types of secondary schools in the U.S. and their goals. It maps the historical foundation of the school system, examines important social and cultural movements in education, analyzes legislation and policy issues, looks at standardization, and discusses reform.

Always keeping the needs of students in close focus, this book examines public and private institutions, ...

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Overview

Secondary Schools: A Reference Handbook charts the planning, designing, and administration of the various types of secondary schools in the U.S. and their goals. It maps the historical foundation of the school system, examines important social and cultural movements in education, analyzes legislation and policy issues, looks at standardization, and discusses reform.

Always keeping the needs of students in close focus, this book examines public and private institutions, vocational curricula, schools within schools, as well as target audiences for specific institutions, educational standards, accessibility, admission policies, student assistance, and other important subjects.

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"[P]resents a useful summary of the origins and history of secondary education in the United States, as well as a chronology of important events and issues from 1630 to present . . . a reasonably priced topical overview, and parents or undergraduates in teaching programs might welcome availability in the stacks."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576079812
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/10/2003
  • Series: Contemporary Education Issues Series
  • Pages: 270
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction and History 1
Ch. 2 Chronology 29
Ch. 3 Curriculum in Secondary Schools 61
Ch. 4 Urban, Suburban, and Rural Secondary Schools 95
Ch. 5 The Standardization of Secondary Education 123
Ch. 6 The Commercialization of Secondary Education 137
Ch. 7 Organizations, Associations, and Government Agencies 155
Ch. 8 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources 205
Index 239
About the Author 255
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