American Secondary Education

American Secondary Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring

21st Century Professional Development: The Job-Embedded, Continual Learning Model
ABSTRACT High attrition rates among beginning public school teachers is no longer a shocking phenomenon for most Americans. As difficult and challenging as the teaching profession may be - whether depicted on popular television shows like Boston Public...
Alternate Teaching/alternate Learning: Preparing In-Service Teachers for Alternative Education Settings
ABSTRACT Contemporary schools are not meeting the needs of a significant number of students. Increasingly, educators are looking for alternative methods and programs where students are more likely to be successful. To assist teachers in developing the...
Central Park East and Its Graduates: "Learning by Heart"
In the mid-1980s I was the principal of a school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a few blocks from Central Park East School in East Harlem. This was the Hunter College Elementary School, a laboratory school for children with high IQs, a free, public...
Demonstrating the Potential for Web-Based Survey Methodology with a Case Study
ABSTRACT This article discusses the advantages and limitations of administering a survey questionnaire via the Internet (i.e., utilizing both Web-based and e-mail platforms). Specifically, the paper addresses particular issues faced by one researcher...
Do Sweat the Small Stuff: Stemming School Violence
ABSTRACT School violence is most often defined by its most extreme results -- severe injury or death. Yet, the seeds of violence are present long before the explosive events occur. This article, which proposes a much broader definition of violent impulses,...
Establishing a Professional Development High School with an Exemplary Student Teaching Environment
ABSTRACT This article sets forth the benefits, particular criteria, and goals of a successful Professional Development High School program to serve as an environment for enhancing student teaching development. The roles of the university liaison, faculty...
Finding Common Ground: Citizenship Education in a Pluralistic Democracy
ABSTRACT The transformation of American society into a more inclusive, tolerant, civil, and participatory democracy depends in part on the ability of the multicultural movement and its allies to articulate a vision of American citizenship capable of...
Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Challenges to Implementation
SAM WINEBURY AND PAM GROSSMAN (EDITORS) TEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS, NEW YORK, NY, 2000 PAPERBACK: $24.95 ISBN: 0-80773987-1 Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Challenges to Implementation presents a case neither for nor against interdisciplinary teaching. Through...
Teaching the Holocaust: Educational Dimensions, Principles and Practice
IAN DAVIES, EDITOR CONTINUUM, NEW YORK NY, 2000 PAPERBACK: $17.46 ISBN 0 8264 48518 Reviewing Teaching the Holocaust, given the events of September 11, 2001, is an interesting effort. Both events derive from fear of those not like us and rage at those...
The Internet in School
DUNCAN GREY THE CONTINUUM INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING GROUP, NEW YORK, NY 10017 $19.95 ISBN 0-304-70531-4 This book provides a complete and practical guide to the role of the Internet in schools and education. This book is an excellent reference for teachers...

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