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William J. Bennett, James Madison High School

William J. Bennett, James Madison High School

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Published by Kevin R. Kosar
This is a suggested high school curriculum published by the Department of Education in 1987. Please visit the Federal Education Policy History website at http://federaleducationpolicy.wordpress.com/
This is a suggested high school curriculum published by the Department of Education in 1987. Please visit the Federal Education Policy History website at http://federaleducationpolicy.wordpress.com/

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ThisdocumentpresentstheSecretaryofEducation'spersonalconceptofasoundsecondaryschoolcorecurriculum.Itiscalled"JamesMadisonHighSchool"inhonorofPresidentJamesMadisonandhisstrongviewsthatthepeople,inordertogovernproperly,mustarmthemselveswithknowledge.ThetheoreticalcurriculumconsistsoffouryearsofEnglish,andthreeyearseachofsocialstudies,mathematics,andscience,twoyearseachofforeignlanguageandphysicaleducation,andahalf-yeareachofartandmusic.Abriefdiscussionisofferedonthedesirabilityofacurriculumthatmakesavailableasharedbodyofknowledgeandskills,acomm~nlanguageofideas,andacommonmoralandintellectualdiscipline.Achartdescribingthefour-yearplanoftheprogramshowsthenumberofyearsrequiredforeachcoresubjectandthenamesofthecoursesthatfulfillthem.Todemonstrrtetheflexibilityoftheprogram,sampleschedulesforthreestudentspursuingdifferentgoalsareoutlined.Profilesofsevenexemplaryhighschoolprogramsprovideaninsightintowhatiscurrentlybeingaccomplishedwithrigorouscorecurriculums.Theprofiledschools,eachservingstudentsofdiversebackgrounds,are:(1)A.PhilipRandolphCampusHighSchool(NewYork):(2)CALHighSchool(Iowa):(3)JamesA.GarfieldHighSchool(California):(4)ShawneeMissionSouthHighSchool(Kansas):(5)PortlandHighSchool(Maine);(6)XavierPrepSchool(Louisiana);and(7)waylandHighSchool(Massachusetts).(JD)*************·t**********************************************************ReproductionssuppliedbyEDRSarethebestthatcanbemade**fromtheoriginaluocument.************************************************************************ED287854AUTHORTITLEINSTITUTIONPUBDATENOTEPUBTYPEEDRSPRICEDESCRIPTORSIDENTIFIERSABSTRACTDOCUMENTRESUMESP029710Bennett,william
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