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ERIC Number: EJ853150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1052-8938
From Big to Small: An Essential Transformation
Dockter, Donna
Horace, v23 n4 Win 2007
In this article, the author discusses how the transformation of the Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment (ACE) into small schools has turned her life as a life-long learner, a risk taker, and a role model for her peers. Three years ago at Tyee, the author did not display that same full potential at school when it was a large high school, because teachers couldn't identify with her needs as easily and comfortably as they do now. Before, they dealt with overloads of students constantly. But teachers at ACE see the same students in longer class periods and sometimes multiple times a day. Also, in small schools, students often are with the same teachers for several or all of the years of their high school career. Familiarizing themselves with each other for that long keeps everyone in close contact. These hours spent together result in strong teacher-student bonds and relationships that last to support one another's learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A