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ERIC Number: ED538600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Small Learning Communities. Research Brief
Walker, Karen
Education Partnerships, Inc.
There is minimal research on the schools-within-a-school model, however, the research on small schools is abundant. According to the research, when determining how a school should be structured, some guiding questions should be asked and answered before a program is established. Those questions are listed in this paper. The size of the school and/or program depends on its structure and goals. "Breaking Ranks" states that a school or program should not have more than 600 students. Smaller is only better if the change is systemic and the pedagogy and curriculum met the needs of the students. (Contains 15 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)