ERIC Number: EJ830664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Generating and Maintaining a Distinctive Feature: Lessons for Urban New Schools
Keiler, Leslie S.
Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, p25-33 2007
As the number of new schools explodes in urban centers, educators need to understand the processes and challenges faced by schools trying to develop a central focus for curriculum and instruction. Using case study methods including interviews and document analysis, the current study explores the ways in which a highly successful magnet high school for science and technology developed and maintains its Technology Laboratories as its distinctive feature. Issues such as funding, staffing, leadership, and competition are explored. Recommendations are made for schools seeking to organize themselves around a distinctive center of excellence and questions posed for further exploration.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Laboratories, Urban Schools, Teaching Methods, Interviews, Magnet Schools, High Schools, Secondary School Science, Science Laboratories, Educational Technology, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Instructional Leadership, Competition, Case Studies
AERA SIG: Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. Tel: 323-343-4393; Web site: http://aera-ultr.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A