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ERIC Number: EJ886747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Aztec Middle College: High School Alternatives in Community Colleges
Olsen, Lynette
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n8 p662-675 2010
The traditional high school model derived from the factory deficit model of the early 1900s has left many students, mainly minorities and/or low socioeconomic students, disenfranchised. This is evident in the poor school performance and high dropout rates of such students. Whereas the factory deficit model was created to promote only a few high school students to college, the rest of the students were trained for factory jobs. Today's job market requires that high school students go to college subsequent to their graduation. For this reason, middle college alternatives to traditional high schools are being adopted. Although research on middle colleges is limited due to their recent development, the results are encouraging: high school students who would otherwise have failed school or dropped out have high attendance rates and high graduation rates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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