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ERIC Number: ED524388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-17
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
The Latham Way: Implications
Bell, Edwin D.; Powell, Frankie Denise; Johnson-Green, Gwendolyn
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This paper is a case study of the impact of a community-based, collaborative, mentoring intervention on the academic and personal success of a group of 32 students who were enrolled in Rowland Hill Latham Elementary School in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools during the year that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction identified Latham as a "School of Distinction," 2001-2002. In the spring of 2011, approximately 30% of those 32 students had dropped out of school, approximately 25% had left the system, and approximately 53% (17) persisted in school. The paper goes on to discuss how schools and their stakeholders can make the "Latham Way" a reality in their communities. The "Latham Way" logic model is based on collaborative planning, data-based decision making, and transformational leadership. These variables support collaboration among teachers, students, families, the community, Project CHILD, and the administration to improve student performance. The mentoring intervention was a creation of a community organization in this logic model. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina