ERIC Number: ED436845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
As Diverse As the People We Serve: The Case Study of Reynoldsburg High School. Transforming Learning Communities.
Mackley, Timm; Uline, Cynthia L.
This book is part of a series of case studies that demonstrate better ways to educate Ohio's students. The case study is part of the Transforming Learning Communities (TLC) Project, designed to support significant school-reform efforts among Ohio's elementary, middle, and high schools. This report describes the implementation of an innovative program at a high school in central Ohio. It is based on a 9-month study that included observations, analysis of documents, and interviews of faculty, staff, administrators, and other stakeholders. Some of the questions researchers asked about the program included: "What are the structures, strategies, and support networks that have been developed to encourage change?" and "What is the nature of the learning community at the high school, including themes, tensions, and complexities?" The text provides a history of the school and discusses the Coalition of Essential Schools. The coalition draws on nine principles, such as simple goals, to form a basis for change and renewal. Some of the features of the coalition that are described include student and teacher choice, personalization, authentic instruction, student-as-worker, teacher-as-coach, teaming, and staff development. The last chapter examines the collaboration, integration, inquiry, change, and vision that contribute to the TLC Project. The appendix describes the methodology. (Contains 30 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.