American Secondary Education

American Secondary Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Winter

Creating High Functioning Schools
Creating High Functioning Schools by Cano, Wood and Simmons Charles C. Thomas Publisher, LTD. Springfield, IL 1998 Paper: $45.95, Cloth: $58.95 ISBN: Hardback 0-398-06858-5, Paperback 0-398-06859-3 Review by Raymond F. Sevin President of Ashland City...
Curriculum, Religion, and Education: Conversations for an Enlarging Public Square
Curriculum, religion, and education: Conversations for an enlarging public square Sears, J.T., & Carper, J.C. (Eds.). (1998) New York: Teachers College Press. ISBN Paperback: 0-8077-3706-2; Cover price: $29.95 The purpose of Sears and Carper's book...
Editor's Comments
Our lead article this issue, by Coutts, introduces a useful tool for continuous improvement efforts. The author discusses the control chart method of managing school improvement indicators. This is a technique of statistical process control, borrowed...
Financing Schools for High Performance: Strategies for Improving the Use of Educational Resources
Financing Schools for High Performance: Strategies for Improving the Use of Educational Resources by Allan Odden and Carolyn Busch, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 1998. $31.95 ISBN 0-787-94060-7 Review by Carla Edlefson Ashland University Ashland,...
How to Better Track Effective School Indicators: The Control Chart Techniques
Principals are frequently faced with requests for information from a variety of sources. For example, it is not unusual for the superintendent to call and request the school attendance rate for the past grading period. I specifically remember such a...
School Official's Liability Limited in Teacher-Student Harassment Case
In a compelling case, the United States Supreme Court recently ruled that students who are sexually harassed by their teachers cannot recover monetary damages from school districts unless district officials were in a position to take corrective actions,...
Sexual Harassment: The Supreme Court Speaks
On June 22, 1998, in a five-to-four decision, the United States Supreme Court (Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District, U.S. 118 S..Ct. 1998, 141 L.Ed.2d 277 (1998)) held that school districts cannot be sued for money damages under Title IX...
The Impact of Student Education and Occupational Planning on Course Selection in Mathematics and Science
In working toward the National Education Goal (National Center for Education Statistics, 1993) of being first in the world in mathematics and science by the year 2000, and in preparing to meet the challenges of competing in a global economy in the 21st...
Voices of Hope, Adolescent Girls at Single Sex and Coeducational Schools
Voices of Hope, Adolescent Girls at Single Sex and Coeducational Schools is an attempt to quantify the effects of single sex versus coeducational secondary education for girls. Shmurak analyzes the effects of girls' school education on development and...

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