Who Gets What and Why: Curriculum Decisionmaking at Three Comprehensive High Schools

M. Selvin, J. Oakes, S. Hare, K. Ramsey, D. Schoeff

This paper presents case studies of three high schools, undertaken to learn how high school administrators, teachers, counselors, and students characterize the academic and vocational course offerings and the student placement and counseling processes at their schools. It examines how and why schools differ in the range of courses and vocational opportunities they offer, the process by which students are placed in those courses, and the expectations the staff holds for its students.

MDS-028 / June 1990


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