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ERIC Number: EJ818639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0584
An Historical Case Study of Collaboration and Competition among Independent Schools: A New Paradigm for Developing Educational Excellence
Green, James
American Educational History Journal, v35 n2 p347-363 2008
This historical case study explores the twin forces of collaboration and competition within independent schooling by examining the merger of two long established and well respected independent schools in Cincinnati, Ohio: (1) College Preparatory School; and (2) Hillsdale-Lotspeich School. Their merger in 1974 led to the creation of The Seven Hills School, currently the largest secular independent college preparatory school in Ohio. The city of Cincinnati and its suburbs are an excellent research setting for scholarly work on the history of American private schooling, including independent schools. Hamilton County, which contains Cincinnati, is ranked second in the nation amongst the 100 most populous counties in terms of the percentage of children attending some type of private school. In Hamilton County, 25% of all the children are enrolled in private schools, as compared to a national figure of about 12%.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio