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Title:Three Schools -Within -a -School: A Teacher's Perspective
Author(s):Randle, Mary J.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Rodgers, Frederick A.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Administration
Abstract:This study chronicles the experiences of teachers teaching in schools-within-a-school. It elicited their perceptions toward the organizational structure and management strategies of their small schools. Participants in this study are self-selected teachers in three schools-within-a-school housed in an urban community high school. The study was initiated in 1993 and documents data covering school years 1995--96, 1996--97, and 1997--98. The story is told from the voice of reflective practitioners using interviews, focus group sessions, a questionnaire, journals, and by collecting students' attendance data, extracurricular involvement data, and discipline referrals. This study is representative of a small school model illuminated by the complexity of educating students in a community urban high school in the 20th century. These findings suggest that schools-within-a-school represent a promising emerging strategy that is an alternative to the large high school, especially in an environment where disparity is prevalent.
Issue Date:1999
Description:160 p.
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9944978
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999

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