New Designs for the Comprehensive High School

G. H. Copa, V. H. Pease

This report describes a new design for secondary schools in the United States. The design draws on a historical and international review of secondary school practices and on meetings with students, teachers, and members of the business community. Special attention is given to outcome-based education strategies, integration of vocational and academic education, educational reform and transition in the future, and giving the school a unique focus and character. Recommendations also address the processes and questions communities would need to consider to design or restructure their own high schools. The appendices for this report are included in this package. These appendices consist of a series of research and synthesis papers which form the background for the report itself.

MDS-282 / December 1992

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