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The good high school : [electronic resource] portraits of character and culture / Sara Lawrence Lightfoot.

By: Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara, 1944-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Basic Books, c1983Description: x, 399 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0465026931 :; 9780465026937.Subject(s): High schools -- United States -- Case studies | Education, Secondary -- United States -- Case studies | Écoles secondaires -- États-Unis -- Cas, Études de | Enseignement secondaire -- États-Unis -- Cas, Études de | Voortgezet onderwijsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Good high school.DDC classification: 373.73 Other classification: 81.75 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
I. Urban portraits. George Washington Carver High School : charismatic leadership : building bridges to a wider world -- John F. Kennedy High School : balancing forces : creating a pluralistic community. II. Suburban portraits. Highland Park High School : hierarchies, ambition, and stress -- Brookline High School : emerging forms of authority and diversity. III. Elite portraits. St. Paul's School : certainty, privilege, and the imprint of history -- Milton Academy : breaking new ground : humanism and achievement. IV. Group portrait. On goodness in high schools.
Summary: Provides in-depth portraits of six exemplary American high schools, revealing many different elements that create a climate of excellence while describing high school life today.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-390) and index.

I. Urban portraits. George Washington Carver High School : charismatic leadership : building bridges to a wider world -- John F. Kennedy High School : balancing forces : creating a pluralistic community. II. Suburban portraits. Highland Park High School : hierarchies, ambition, and stress -- Brookline High School : emerging forms of authority and diversity. III. Elite portraits. St. Paul's School : certainty, privilege, and the imprint of history -- Milton Academy : breaking new ground : humanism and achievement. IV. Group portrait. On goodness in high schools.

Provides in-depth portraits of six exemplary American high schools, revealing many different elements that create a climate of excellence while describing high school life today.

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