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Vandalism may always be with us, but this article details several environmental factors which influence a school's vandalism potential. The cost of malicious property destruction can be lowered, the author says.
Because of a lack of locally worked-out theory, school methods are often the wrong ones for the specific situa tion, says this writer. This illogic of current educational practices is the subject here.
Citing problems in California high schools since the passage of a stringent compulsory attendance law, the author presses his thesis that students over the age of 16 should not be forced to attend school.
This writer suggests that the school has a moral impera tive to face up to society's problems and to exercise its unique capability for being the custodian of values. He discusses the three false gods of success, scientism, and efficiency.
Vociferous critics of education have grossly exaggerated the causes for concern in the American school system, says this writer. And he proceeds to challenge them.
Key attitudes of adolescents affect their perception of the school environment. This author explores the environ mental and attitudinal factors that can make study hall an enjoyable and profitable place for teenagers.
How reliable are student evaluations of teachers? Is the student perspective on teaching unique, and should it be included in faculty evaluation? This article explores these questions and describes one school's experience with student evaluation.
"Defacto dehumanization" is the author's conceptualiza tion of ability grouping, tracking, or whatever label is applied to the practice of segregating students according to their achievement or potential. In this paper, he states the rationales used to defend this practice and then challenges...
The author believes that each school has a pattern of student misconduct followed year after year. He suggests that appropriate curriculum during peak periods of student restlessnes could produce better results.
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