ERIC Number: ED419867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
A School Called "Inclusive": Pio Pico Elementary School.
Keller, Steven; Tres-Brevig, Maria da Penha
Pio Pico Elementary School, Santa Ana (California), is a public school that provides a rigorous academic program for every one of its low income Latino students by embracing the multifaceted offerings of the community in a spirit of equity for all, inside and outside the classroom. This qualitative study explores the complexities of Pio Pico School to better understand what makes it successful in nurturing a compassionate and inclusive community. Observation of the community and a neighborhood association meeting set the stage for observation of the school. Conversations with the school staff show the importance of high expectations for staff members and for students. In spite of the fact that over 90% of the families at the school live at the poverty level, expectations at home and at school are the same for these students as they are for students at much more affluent public schools. The cooperation between the school and the University of California at Irvine is another thing that enhances the meaning-centered instructional and curricular program. This synergy means that quality projects are constantly completed and shared with others. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998).