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ERIC Number: EJ778960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
A Grand Entrance to Higher Education: Personalization is Key to Encouraging Students to Go to College
Principal Leadership, v8 n3 p26-29 Nov 2007
This article talks about Mission High School located in San Francisco, where majority of its students come from two of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. The entrance of the historic Mission High School is reminiscent of the grand entryways in elite colleges and universities. The irony of Mission's architecturally pleasing edifice is that for too long, Mission was seen as the end of a student's education, rather than as a stepping stone to college and later career pursuits. But this sad incongruity has begun to change because of the efforts of teacher, student, and administrator leadership at Mission. Mission High School has created small learning communities to personalize education for each student and has transformed the way students think about themselves and their futures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A