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ERIC Number: ED533182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-14
Pages: 42
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Themes Found in High Performing Schools: The CAB Model
Sanders, Brenda
Online Submission, Academic Leadership Online Journal v8 n2 Apr 2010
This study examines the CAB [Cooperativeness, Accountability, and Boundlessness] model of high performing schools by developing case studies of two Portland, Oregon area schools. In pursuing this purpose, this study answers the following three research questions: 1) To what extent is the common correlate cooperativeness demonstrated or absent in each school? 2) To what extent is the common correlate accountability demonstrated or absent in each school? 3) To what extent is the common correlate boundlessness demonstrated or absent in each school? The researcher chose a sample of two schools using purposive sampling. The use of purposive sampling is quite common and advantageous with case study designs (Bailey, 2007; Yin, 2003). In this case, the researcher opted for this sampling technique in order that the study would include schools with specific characteristics. Among these features included: targeting the Portland, Oregon area as an important parameter, focusing on high performing schools, and choosing alternative school environments. The case study done for this research has characteristics of all three types of case studies. However, the essence of this study makes this research an instrumental case study. The researcher built a conceptual framework (CAB) as a means of examining the nature of high performing schools. The protocols for this case study called for using data from three sources: site document, interviews, and a questionnaire. CAB Model Conclusions. Given the information on all three correlates in each institution, DCS [Democratic Community School] practices the CAB model at an average level. Likewise, PLCS [Point Lookout Community School] demonstrates the CAB model at an average level. These findings generally support the research literature on high performing schools. However, there is no way to determine if these specific results are purely coincidental or indicative of high performing schools in general. This research is a qualitative study. Qualitative studies are not adequate for theory testing. The strength of this study is what it does to develop the theory related to the CAB model. Specifically, the research literature suggests that the CAB model is especially applicable for high performing schools. This research effort extended the CAB model to the two alternative schools focused on in this study. (Contains 7 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon