Title

Act for Increasing Specialization in Secondary Education

Location

Room A148

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

Start Date

1-5-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 11:50 AM

Abstract

The Act for Increasing Specialization in Secondary Education is a proposed law with the purpose of introducing more specialized courses for high schoolers in Illinois. It calls for the abolition of mandatory courses in high school, especially academic mandatory courses. Instead, more courses that are career-specific are involved in high school, steering students toward the fields they want to pursue. This entails having certain career paths ingrained in the high school programs. These career paths will be very general, encompassing a large area of fields in their area, such as a general engineering or technician-training course path. In general, we want to follow the education plan of the Netherlands, who allow for increased specialization in their schooling. One large difference between the Netherlands’ plan and AISSE is that AISSE is much more focused on one small area, high school, while the Netherlands have introduced specialization opportunities at every level from primary school. We had a general assembly with students to discuss what they feel is needed in education and talked about a possible trial of our policy in local and Chicago schools. AISSE’s goal is to help students be more prepared for college, technical school, or a career out of 12th grade through the medium of specialization in high school.

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May 1st, 11:30 AM May 1st, 11:50 AM

Act for Increasing Specialization in Secondary Education

Room A148

The Act for Increasing Specialization in Secondary Education is a proposed law with the purpose of introducing more specialized courses for high schoolers in Illinois. It calls for the abolition of mandatory courses in high school, especially academic mandatory courses. Instead, more courses that are career-specific are involved in high school, steering students toward the fields they want to pursue. This entails having certain career paths ingrained in the high school programs. These career paths will be very general, encompassing a large area of fields in their area, such as a general engineering or technician-training course path. In general, we want to follow the education plan of the Netherlands, who allow for increased specialization in their schooling. One large difference between the Netherlands’ plan and AISSE is that AISSE is much more focused on one small area, high school, while the Netherlands have introduced specialization opportunities at every level from primary school. We had a general assembly with students to discuss what they feel is needed in education and talked about a possible trial of our policy in local and Chicago schools. AISSE’s goal is to help students be more prepared for college, technical school, or a career out of 12th grade through the medium of specialization in high school.