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ERIC Number: ED537588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-5
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Empowerment Schools. Research Brief
Walker, Karen
Education Partnerships, Inc.
In education, the pendulum continues to swing from one side to the other, all in an effort to find the "right" way to educate all of its students. The concept of empowerment, what it means and who should be empowered to provide the "best" way to instruct students, has been one that has been explored from many different perspectives from students, to parents, to community, to business, to teachers, to districts, to states, and to the federal government. In the most recent wave of how to best meet the needs of students, New York City, New York and Clark County, Nevada have been leading the field in instituting "Empowerment Schools." According to New York City's reference guide, "Empowerment schools are premised on the fundamental belief that schools will only succeed at the highest levels if school leaders are given greater authority to design their own paths to success." As of this writing, there is little research about the effectiveness of this model. Although this structure is relatively new, it is another step towards the recognition that the "one size fits all model" is not working and that each school is the best judge about how to most effectively meet the needs of its students. (Contains 17 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Location: Nevada; New York