ERIC Number: ED436846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Collaboration within and without: The Case Study of Taft High School. Transforming Learning Communities.
Gaston, Alonzo; Kelley, Sonja; Abowitz, Kathleen Knight; Rousmaniere, Kate; Solomon, William
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 Cincinnati, Ohio. The text provides an overview of the school and the West End Community of Cincinnati. It describes school-reform efforts in Cincinnati and the high school. The book details the challenges that the students and supporting adults faced, describing of the administrators, teachers, and support services. It looks at the overage and the dropout problems in the school and the various strategies that were used to combat these difficulties. It examines the role of community partnerships in school reform and the Taft Career Academic Program, a restructuring of the school in which a career-focused program with a solid academic framework was introduced in the school. The report also looks at teaming and its impact throughout the school. The last two chapters discuss the classroom environment and the importance of inquiry, collaboration, and transformation in school renewal. The appendix describes the project methodology. (Contains 30 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.