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ERIC Number: EJ1053490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
"I've Never Seen People Work So Hard!" Teachers' Working Conditions in the Early Stages of School Turnaround
Cucchiara, Maia Bloomfield; Rooney, Erin; Robertson-Kraft, Claire
Urban Education, v50 n3 p259-287 Apr 2015
School turnaround--a reform strategy that strives for quick and dramatic transformation of low-performing schools--has gained prominence in recent years. This study uses interviews and focus groups conducted with 86 teachers in 13 schools during the early stages of school turnaround in a large urban district to examine teachers' perceptions of the social and organizational conditions within their schools. The study shows that some turnaround schools provided more positive working conditions than others, particularly with respect to organizational function and culture. It further finds a strong association between teachers' perceptions of school-level working conditions and support for school turnaround.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305B090015