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ERIC Number: EJ869001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1937-0814
Effective Alternative Urban Middle Schools: Findings from Research on NativityMiguel Schools
Fenzel, L. Mickey
Middle Grades Research Journal, v4 n3 p1-17 2009
The purpose of the present study is to summarize the research to date and report additional findings on a successful alternative model for urban middle level education that is incorporated in NativityMiguel schools. These schools, designed particularly to meet the educational and social developmental needs of young adolescents at risk because of social and economic disadvantage, incorporate much of what is known about effective urban middle level education. Previous research has shown that students in these schools demonstrate exceptional academic gains while they develop skills of leadership and successful coping and problem solving. The present study examines particular aspects of the NativityMiguel model that are employed in a number of the schools and takes a closer look at the program at one NativityMiguel school that educates a diverse group of students, most of whom are chosen by lottery from among applicants from low-income families. Implications for a wider implementation of the model in urban schools are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; New York