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ERIC Number: EJ909778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Readiness for Change: Appropriation of External Resources in Two Urban Schools
Naraian, Srikala; Brown, Kathleen S.; Navarro, Virginia
Education and Urban Society, v43 n1 p42-72 Jan 2011
There are few instances in the literature on urban school reform that have closely studied specific school buildings to describe the grant resource appropriation process. This study attempts to fill that gap by developing case studies of two middle schools with divergent profiles in resource utilization through micro-ethnographies. One school exhibited optimal engagement with opportunities made available through a large federally funded grant, whereas the second school failed to do the same through this initiative. We investigated how the unique features of these schools and key individuals within them intersected with the structure of the grant program to shape the nature of school engagement. These two case study narratives illuminate the range of factors that might be implicated in the implementation of school reform initiatives, particularly in urban settings. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A