CONTENTS:- Preface 1. Secondary education. 2. A view of standards in postsecondary education. 3. References. 4. Importance of a report card. 5. Reform in secondary schools and its limitations. 6. The development of excellence in schools. 7. The soft policy in schools and its uses. 8. Role of basics in school teaching. 9. The common school in crisis. 10. The teacher as guidance worker. 11. Responsibilities for the home room. 12. Directing extra-curricular activities. 13. The teacher and personality adjustment.
In considering the problems of schools, we must begin as background by understanding certain social constraints impinging on education some of them operating positively and others negatively. The most fundamental of these constraints are the broad social expectations, we have of education. Americans have certain fundamental beliefs about education. They expect the schools will teach fundamental skills and basic cultural values. These include proper use of the English language; the ability to reason systematically when solving problems; an understanding of the basic principals of democracy, civic responsibility and fair play, the duties associated with the work ethic; an appreciation of the need for a sense of community among members of the society; the values of personal and mental health; and an appreciation of the fine arts, music and the love for life long learning. Secondary education is terminal in nature and the majority of the students going to school enter active life after secondary stage. It is, therefore, necessary that secondary education is rich and comprehensive. It is hoped that the book will be found very useful by the teacher, students and the administrators alike.