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ERIC Number: EJ771327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Implementing Small Theme High Schools in New York City: Great Intentions and Great Tensions
Ancess, Jacqueline; Allen, David
Harvard Educational Review, v76 n3 p401-416 Fall 2006
In this article, Jacqueline Ancess and David Allen use New York City as a case study to examine the promises and the perils of the small high school reform movement that is sweeping the nation. They analyze the varying extent to which New York City's small high schools have implemented curricular themes in order to promote academic quality and equity. After identifying a wide range in the level of theme implementation in the city's small schools, Ancess and Allen suggest that small theme high schools have the potential to boost student engagement and achievement. However, the authors also express concern about the manner in which curricular themes may serve as socioeconomic, academic, or racial codes that threaten to merely repackage old patterns of school stratification and segregation. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York