ERIC Number: EJ901568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 123
Examining Behavioral, Relational, and Cognitive Engagement in Smaller Learning Communities: A Case Study of Reform in One Suburban District
Davis, Heather A.; Chang, Mei-Lin; Andrzejewski, Carey E.; Poirier, Ryan R.
Journal of Educational Change, v11 n4 p345-401 Nov 2010
The purpose of this project was to examine the impact of Smaller Learning Community reform on students' behavioral, relational, and cognitive engagement in a suburban school district experiencing urbanization. We describe a project in which we evaluated the engagement of a cohort of 8th grade students as they transitioned to high school (n = 605). Specifically, we disaggregated the data to identify how students' engagement differed as a function of their participation in Smaller Learning Community structures, prior achievement, and race.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Grade 8, School Districts, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Participation, Student Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Grade 9
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