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ERIC Number: EJ777124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
What Reform Left behind : A Decade of Change at One Urban High School
Mac Iver, Martha Abele
Education and Urban Society, v40 n1 p3-35 Nov 2007
This article presents a longitudinal case study of an urban high school as it transitioned from one comprehensive reform model to another over a 10-year period. The study is based on qualitative interview data and quantitative data on student outcomes. Despite evidence of improved student outcomes during this reform period, the school could not meet state-mandated improvement goals because of the large proportion of students who entered with already longstanding patterns of low attendance and low achievement prior to high school. Addressing these deep structural issues will require a more systemic, rather than school-centered, focus. (Contains 5 figures, 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A