ERIC Number: ED236275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Abashing Anomaly: The High Achieving Predominantly Black Elementary School. Executive Summary.
Sizemore, Barbara A.
This executive summary provides background information and a brief overview of a study conducted to determine the organizational factors that produced high reading and mathematics achievement in a majority of students in three predominantly poor and black elementary schools. Six organizational factors and 12 functional routines that were found to be most important in maintaining the "anomaly" of a high achieving, predominantly black school are enumerated. The implications of these findings are then considered in regard to (1) decentralization of authority, (2) horizontal organization, (3) special education, (4) black history, literature, and culture, (5) teaching and classroom management, and (6) school-parent-community relationships. Finally, differences in these areas among the three schools studied are discussed. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Black Community Education, Research, and Development.
Note: For a related document, see UD 023 152.