The Death of the Comprehensive High School?: Historical, Contemporary, and Comparative Perspectives

Paperback | March 14, 2012

EditorB. Franklin, Gary Mcculloch

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This groundbreaking volume considers the ultimate fate of the comprehensive high school as we enter the twenty-first century. Contributors consider whether the question of the high school's seeming demise is exaggerated and why it is experiencing the many problems that it does. Essays focus on the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

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This groundbreaking volume considers the ultimate fate of the comprehensive high school as we enter the twenty-first century. Contributors consider whether the question of the high school's seeming demise is exaggerated and why it is experiencing the many problems that it does. Essays focus on the United States, the United Kingdom, Eur...

Barry M. Franklin is Professor of Secondary Education and Adjunct Professor of History at Utah State University. Gary McCulloch is the Brian Simon Professor of the History of Education, Institute of Education, University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230338461

ISBN - 13:9780230338463

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The Death of the Comprehensive High School?  Historical, Contemporary, and Comparative Perspectives--Barry M. Franklin and Gary McCulloch * HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES Custodialism and Career Preparation in a Comprehensive High School, 1929-1942--Steven G. Terzian * Education for All American Youth (1944):  A Failed Attempt to Extend the Comprehensive High School--Wayne J. Urban * The Comprehensive High School, Enrollment Expansion, and Inequality: The United States in the Post-War Era--John L. Rury * CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES * Death to the Comprehensive High School and Life to Small School Reform: Advocating for Critical Care in Small Schools of Color--Rene Antrop-González and Anthony De Jesús * Soul Making in the Comprehensive High School:  The Legacies of Frederick Wiseman’s High School and High School II--Jose R. Rosario * The End of the Comprehensive High School? African American Support for Private School Vouchers--Thomas C. Pedroni * COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES * The Formation of Comprehensive Education: Scandinavian Variations--Susanne Wiborg * Missing, Presumed Dead?  What Happened to the Comprehensive School in England and Wales--David Crook * The Comprehensive Ideal in New Zealand:  Challenge and Prospects--Gregory Lee, Howard Lee, and Roger Openshaw * “My Parents Came Here with Nothing and They Wanted Us to Achieve”: Italian Australians and School Success--Pavla Miller