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ERIC Number: EJ1025517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
"P" Soup: Creating Healthy School Environments through Culture Audits
Sailes, JaDora; Cleveland, Roger; Tyler, Tiffany
Childhood Education, v90 n1 p29-35 2014
Recognizing the role of cultural audits in identifying a school's organizational and cultural characteristics, this article offers insight about developing school improvement plans. The multiple cultures that shape the "null curriculum" of a school, in which certain concepts and skills are left out of students' scope of learning, strongly influence their learning experiences and academic achievements. Cultural audits can help in designing school improvement plans that address the values of the marginalized and ensure equitable learning environments for all students. The Six Ps identified in this article--policies, practices, personnel, programs, processes, and parents--provide the foundation of a comprehensive, planned approach involving school and families. Such a process of planning and policy-making can have significant implications for systemic reform geared toward closing student achievement gaps, especially among minority student populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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