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ERIC Number: EJ940679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Somebody's Gotta Fight for Them: A Disadvantaged and Marginalized Alternative School's Learner-Centered Culture of Learning
Watson, Sunnie Lee
Urban Education, v46 n6 p1496-1525 Nov 2011
This year-long ethnographic study explores one alternative school's journey of creating a positive and collaborative learning community while negotiating through the disadvantages and marginalization within a school district and society at large. This study examined various aspects of school culture, including learning processes, discourses, relationships, and challenges the students and teachers face in schools. Participants discussed the importance of a flexible learning environment, strong relationships between students and teachers, while displaying a strong resistance toward authority. How schools must change to meet all students' needs still remains a vital question. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A