Wraga, William G., Democracy's High School: The Comprehensive High School and Educational Reform in the United States. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1994.


Presents a history of the comprehensive high school in the United States, its unique contribution to democratic education, its rise and waning as a unitary cosmopolitan model for the high school, the forces opposing and supporting it in contemporary schooling, and recommendations for enhancing its efficacy and vitality.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Content Selection and Organization


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