Small Schools and Urban Youth: Using the Power of School Culture to Engage Students

Small Schools and Urban Youth: Using the Power of School Culture to Engage Students

by Gilberto Q. Conchas, Louie F. Rodriguez
     
 

ISBN-10: 141293933X

ISBN-13: 9781412939331

Pub. Date: 08/21/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This sociological study examines small learning communities and small schools in two major urban cities and highlights the relationship between school culture, personalization, and student engagement.  See more details below

Overview

This sociological study examines small learning communities and small schools in two major urban cities and highlights the relationship between school culture, personalization, and student engagement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412939331
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/21/2007
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Hugh “Bud” Mehan
Preface
Purpose of the Book
Comparative Research Design
Organization of the Book
Who This Book Is for
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Digging Beneath the Layers of School Reform: Size, Culture, and Personalization
2. California Career Academies: How Structure and Culture Create Optimism Among Low-Income Urban Youth
3. Structuring Competition and Teamwork: Reproducing the Status Quo and Challenging Inequality Side-by-Side
4. The Case of Boston: How "Small" Schools Forge Academic and Relational Possibilities in the Urban Context
5. Beneath School Structure: How School Culture Shapes Relational and Academic Engagement of Urban High School Students in Boston
6. Conclusion: Towards a Critical Understanding of School Culture
References
Index

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