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ERIC Number: EJ908996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
How Small Schools Grew Up and Got Serious (but Didn't Lose Their Spunk)
Oxley, Diana; Luers, Katie Whitney
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n4 p62-66 Dec 2010-Jan 2011
After providing technical assistance to the federal Smaller Learning Community Program grantees, the authors developed five lessons for successful programs: 1) A strong vision of improved instruction needs to drive high school reorganization; 2) A strong vision of improved instruction focuses on strengthening the instructional core; 3) Strengthening the instructional core requires substantial shifts in resources; 4) Swift implementation of SLC/small-school structures allows staff to take up the work of strengthening the instructional core more quickly and effectively; and 5) Full and sustained implementation of reforms requires district stewardship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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