ERIC Number: EJ772414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
How Listening to Students Can Help Schools to Improve
Noguera, Pedro A.
Theory Into Practice, v46 n3 p205-211 2007
In this article, findings from a study of 150 10th-grade students attending 10 Boston public high schools are presented. Data obtained from surveys and interviews with the students in the study are used to illuminate how student perspectives on their school experiences can be used to strengthen reform efforts. Themes such as teacher-student relationships, the impact of high stakes testing, concerns about discipline and safety, and student goals and motivation are explored. Implications for how such a research strategy can be used to assist efforts to improve urban high school are proffered to policy makers and school district leaders.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 10, High Schools, Student Surveys, Interviews, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Discipline, School Safety, Student Motivation, Student Educational Objectives, Student Experience, High Stakes Tests, Urban Schools
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts