ERIC Number: EJ920673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
The Power of the Site: Support for Professionalism in a School-College Collaborative Program
Carter, Hazel M.
Urban Education, v46 n3 p371-389 May 2011
This article demonstrates how a well-designed and collaboratively supported program engages school faculty in improving at-risk student retention and transition to college. Using the "power of the site" principle, the program designers envisioned a very different high school culture that focuses on a collaborative and supportive relationship between a college and a high school, reducing the attrition rate of at-risk students and introducing them to the values of higher education. It is useful to educational leaders who are looking to engage school faculty in innovative programs and investigate the impact school-college collaborative programs have on the faculty involved.
Descriptors: High Schools, School Culture, School Holding Power, College School Cooperation, At Risk Students, Academic Persistence, Educational Innovation, Teacher Empowerment, Educational Practices, Transitional Programs, School Surveys, Case Studies, Interviews, Content Analysis, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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