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. 85, No. 1, October-November

Academic and Life Goals: Insights from Adolescent Writers
In order to understand factors that encourage or discourage adolescents' participation in school writing classes and influence their motivation to become skilled writers, we interviewed high school students about their writing experiences, goals, and...
Authentic Assessment: A Solution, or Part of the Problem?
Among educational reformers, one point of focus is classroom assessment. It has become common to criticize traditional testing for its emphasis on outcomes that will not serve the student beyond the classroom. Authentic assessment has emerged out of...
"Freedom of Speech and John Rocker: A Window of Opportunity for High School Social Studies Teachers"
Although most young people--as is the case with their elders--are supportive of freedom of speech/press in general, the same is not true when one considers First Amendment questions in specific circumstances. The author suggests that popular culture...
Intellectual, Social, and Moral Development: Why Technology Cannot Replace Teachers
Information technology is changing people's thinking as profoundly as the printing press changed the course of history more than five centuries ago. The advent of information technology, particularly the computer and the World Wide Web, was hailed...
"Parent Involvement Is like Apple Pie" A Look at Parental Involvement in Two States
Many legislators and researchers are proclaiming that parental involvement assists in student academic achievement. Although the calling for more parental involvement is evident in literature, there are issues that need to be addressed within the high...
Professional Development Needs of Secondary School Principals of Collaborative-Based Service Delivery Models
The purpose of this study was to examine secondary school principals' self-perceptions of their professional development needs to serve as school leaders of collaborative-based approaches to the delivery of educational services. Telephone interviews...
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