ERIC Number: ED497984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Sicily Island High School: A Case Study of a Rural High School Yielding Results
MacLean, Margaret; Williams, Doris Terry
Rural School and Community Trust
This report describes the demographic and economic characteristics of Sicily Island, Louisiana and its schools, and discusses the ways in which teaching and learning have changed in Sicily Island schools since they embarked on a program of reform in the late 1990s. It examines the schools' improvement efforts and results through the lenses of the Rural School and Community Trust's Principles and Indicators for Good High Schools: (1) Curriculum and Instruction; (2) Community Connectedness; (3) Democratic Practice; (4) Supporting Structures; (5) Staffing; and (6) Facilities and (7) Leadership. Ongoing challenges include: (1) Keeping school; (2) Showing improvement; (3) Expanding curriculum; and (4) Connecting to community. Policy implications at the local and state levels are outlined. (Contains 5 figures.)
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Change, High Schools, Leadership, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Facilities, Democracy, Educational Practices, Staff Development, Curriculum
Rural School and Community Trust. 1530 Wilson Boulevard #240, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 703-243-1487; Web site: http://www.ruraledu.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: Southern Governors' Association, Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Rural School and Community Trust, Randolph, VT.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana