Senior project - getting back to the 3 Rs : rigor, relevance and relationships.

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Emily Sullivan Brandenburg (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Marc Sosne

Abstract: Educators and legislators at all levels are searching for strategies to reform and improve the public high schools so that our students graduate better prepared to compete and succeed in an ever-changing, technological and global society. Part of the reform movement is to increase the rigor of the curriculum and instruction and strengthen the relevance of the curriculum to the students’ lives while focusing on the relationships within the school’s community. In North Carolina, one approach toward addressing these key elements is to implement and possibly mandate a senior project program. This thesis examines the history of public secondary schools to identify past trends in reform principles. Data relevant to the effect a senior project program has on the teaching and reinforcement of thinking and employability skills is also considered. Finally, the thesis suggests a rationale for employing senior projects in our high schools while proposing a seven step implementation process.

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A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of School Administration
Language: English
Date: 2009
English language--Study and teaching (Secondary), High school students--Education, High school students--Vocational guidance--North Carolina
High school students -- Education
High school students -- Vocational guidance -- North Carolina
English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary)

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