High School Journal

The High School Journal is a professional journal covering education, teaching, learning and administration in the secondary school. Founded in 1918, The High School Journal is published bimonthly from October to May by the University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill, N.C. Madeline Grumet is the editor.

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 1, October

A Study of Teacher Perceptions of the Effectiveness and Critical Factors in Implementing and Maintaining Block Scheduling
The block schedule, also called intensive or macro schedule, has become a 'catalyst for instructional change in secondary schools" and a "major part of many reform efforts" (Canady and Rettig, 1996, p. xix). This type of schedule is "a needs-driven,...
Block Scheduling in Large, Urban High Schools: Effects on Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, and Staff Perceptions
Districtwide effects of the implementation of block scheduling were investigated in a large urban school district. This study contrasted ten high schools with block scheduling and 13 high schools utilizing a seven period rotator schedule on key indicators...
Restructuring High School: Students' Perceptions of CLUB
Since the mid-1980's, calls to reform high schools have been numerous. The focus of the reforms included revising curriculum, restructuring the organization of schools, and developing learning communities within schools. General and special education...
Teachers' Perceptions of the Advantages and Measurable Outcomes of the 4 X 4 Block Scheduling Design
Block scheduling has been touted by many to be a panacea for some of the ills of education. Fueled by parents, educators and citizens who believe time reorganization is a valuable tool in revitalizing the education system, grass roots movements have...
Teaching in the Block: Perceptions from Within
Alternative scheduling, also referred to as block scheduling, is gaining more attention as educational systems explore various methods of how time is used. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore the experiences of three...
Using Multiple Data Sources to Evaluate an Alternative Scheduling Model
The purpose of this study was to investigate the processes and outcomes of one form of block scheduling, a modified 4x4 plan, using multiple data sources. More specifically, the objectives of this study were to (a) examine student and parent perceptions...