Secondary Schools: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary by Leila Villaverde

By Leila Villaverde

Secondary faculties: A Reference guide charts the making plans, designing, and management of some of the kinds of secondary faculties within the U.S. and their ambitions. It maps the ancient origin of the college procedure, examines very important social and cultural events in schooling, analyzes laws and coverage concerns, seems at standardization, and discusses reform.Always holding the wishes of scholars in shut concentration, this e-book examines private and non-private associations, vocational curricula, colleges inside colleges, in addition to goal audiences for particular associations, academic criteria, accessibility, admission rules, scholar tips, and different vital matters.

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Particular focus also is necessary for the way children and adolescents develop and mature. The advances in adolescent psychology heavily influenced secondary education, its structure, content, and evaluation. The findings from researchers such as Hall, Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, and Lawrence Kohlberg shaped how educators, parents, physicians, and communities 22 Secondary Schools viewed and treated youth. Adolescent development was seen as something that was crucial to curriculum sequence and content, how schools were organized, how students were grouped and tracked, and ultimately what type of education was offered to whom.

This is evident later in history when other languages are dropped from the curriculum and English is made central, often at the Introduction and History 25 expense of native languages. The process of assimilation oftentimes put tremendous faith in the educational system as the possible solution for society’s ills. This sometimes blind faith is very much alive today. The point is that no educational system on its own will resolve anything, but the people willing to understand its history and potentials have the greater advantage in being able to truly suit the needs of students, schools, communities, and the nation.

Principles and Practices of Secondary Education. New York: Ronald Press Company. , and Jeffrey E. Mirel. 1999. The Failed Promise of the American High School, 1890–1995. New York: Teachers College Press. Apple, Michael. 1990. Ideology and Curriculum. New York: Routledge. com. Accessed January 2003. The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations. html. Accessed January 2003. Beane, James. 1998. Curriculum Integration: Designing the Core of Democratic Education. New York: Teachers College Press.

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