By Harold S. Wechsler
This attention-grabbing historical past of 1 tuition innovation recounts the painstaking labours of these prepared to assist at-risk formative years reach our complicated society. Harold Wechsler examines the center university flow via concentrating on a quarter-century of progress on the first heart university. begun in 1974 at LaGuardia neighborhood university in big apple, this winning substitute tuition has on account that been generally replicated and tailored during the kingdom. someone drawn to the techniques of academic reform will locate this attractive tale and Wechsler’s in-depth coverage research to be crucial interpreting.
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3). The reality was more complex. ” LaGuardia had never been a high school, yet some faculty members expressed the status concerns that thwarted most attempts at creating an intermediate-level school. Bowen ran interference with suspicious or hostile faculty members, a story later repeated at many replications. His efforts paid off: LaGuardia’s faculty members, Bowen noted, were recruited for student-centered outlooks as well as for their academic credentials. The infighting, he asserted, was within the context of how best to accomplish agreed-upon goals (Bowen, 1991).
The designers held exploratory meetings with BOE officials, students, parents, and religious leaders to develop an agenda of activities. In early 1973, Lieberman contacted state education officials in Albany to determine state certification and high school requirements. CUNY and College Board officials helped develop plans for the cooperative education component—in 1977 co-op incorporated a version of the College Board’s career decision curriculum. The Carnegie grant permitted visits to schools with cooperative education programs and to alternative schools for at-risk students.
Middle College” file). LaGuardia, reported Sheila Gordon, director of cooperative education, found internships for all its students, including the 40% enrolled in liberal 32 Access to Success in the Urban High School studies. The positions, she added, were not “make-work”; employer interest and creativity arose from the recruitment potential of the jobs. In contrast to other co-op programs for at-risk New York high school students, LaGuardia aimed for a “much closer mesh between school and work, thinking and doing” (Record of Interview, June 26, 1972; Lieberman to “All Involved,” June 19, 1972, MCA; AD and KP to DZR and AP, August 11, 1972, CCP, “New York City University—LaGuardia C.
Access to Success in the Urban High School: The Middle College Movement (Reflective History, Volume 7) by Harold S. Wechsler