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ERIC Number: ED510106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug-15
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
New Tech High Schools: Results of the National Survey of Project Based Learning and High School Reform conducted by the Buck Institute for Education
Ravitz, Jason
Buck Institute for Education
In the fall of 2007, the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) conducted a national survey of high school reform and project based learning (PBL). The study included teachers from several major high school reform networks that emphasize PBL as an instructional approach: New Tech High, High Tech High, Edvision Schools, and Envision Schools. It also included a variety of other small high school reform sites and comprehensive high schools that were not formally associated with a particular reform model. These were sites where BIE conducted professional development workshops or that purchased copies of BIE's PBL Handbook. The current report presents two sets of results: (a) Results comparing teachers in the four small high school reform models--New Tech High, High Tech High, Envision Schools and Edvision Schools--to teachers in the remaining schools in the study. The purpose of this analysis is to highlight how teachers in reform model schools are different from teachers in the other schools; and (b) Results comparing teachers in New Tech schools to other teachers in the study. The purpose of this analysis is to identify key characteristics of the New Tech model and how it is being implemented.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Buck Institute for Education