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ERIC Number: EJ809479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Charter Schools and Innovation: The High Tech High Model
Neumann, Richard
American Secondary Education, v36 n3 p51-69 Sum 2008
This article examines the High Tech High charter school, the ideas and practices that influenced its development, and the school's impact on San Diego Unified School District, which authorized the charter. The Discussion analyzes the school's program using frameworks of social bonding theory and progressive educational theory and practice. Since the program is a reflection of John Dewey-inspired progressive education, it is not an entirely novel model of innovation. The school, however, differs decidedly from conventional public high schools. High Tech High's success in producing high levels of student achievement and enrollment of graduates in higher education is attributed to progressive educational methods and certain structures and processes of organization and operation that strengthen students' bonds with the school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California