Новая старшая школа: основные черты модели, способы описания, инструменты оценки
A modern high school is designed to solve at least two new problems. The first one is determined by the fact that a high school graduate must have not only an academic background that allows him to enter a University, but also a set of skills and attitudes that allow him to become a successful student. The Second problem is preparing a high school graduate for life in a digital society. Possibility to create conditions for a high school student to acquire the qualities of a successful student largely determined by the model of the school in which he studies, the curriculum (curriculums) implemented by it.
Over the past year, the authors of the article participated in the development of prospective models of high school, as well as conducted a pre-project study among successful high schools in various megacities of Russia and the world. One of the challenges faced by the authors was the need not only to find an approach to describing the models of the schools studied but also to get a way to highlight their strengths and weaknesses for subsequent more detailed acquaintance with the successful experience.
In this article the authors provide a simple, accessible way for managers-practitioners to describe the high school model, as well as a tool for examine a model which was developed during the implementation of the research project.
Applying the method of describing the model and evaluating the curriculum implemented by the higher school will help high school principals to get reliable information about the school they lead. Specially organized information about the school, ready for comparison with others located in similar conditions, solving similar problems, should allow school leaders to make justified, accurate management decisions.