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 Sustaining reform efforts in Broward County schools: A study of the Coalition of Essential Schools.


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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Issuance: monographic

Date Issued: 2006

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 175 p.

Language(s): English

Summary: States, districts and schools continuously institute school reforms that propose to meet the needs of all students. Reform efforts come and go at such a rapid pace, it is often difficult for a school to participate in a reform effort long enough to give it a chance to succeed. This study looked at the internal and external contextual factors that contribute to the sustainability of a reform effort within a school. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of the level of integration of the core values of the Coalition Of Essential Schools (CES) into the management and instructional practices of the school and sustainability of the reform effort. This research is based on the belief that reform efforts must be maintained long enough to become the way we do things to have a significant impact on student achievement. Thirty schools within Broward County participated in this study. A survey questionnaire was developed by the researcher and 252 responses were returned. This study employed a quantitative study that was correlational in nature. Principal turnover results were surprising, as principals changed, sustainability rates rose. Findings indicate principal turnover and coordinator turnover had little impact on integration levels of the core values into the school's practices. The correlation between a school's socio economic status and sustainability found that schools with high numbers of students on free and reduced priced lunch had lower rates of sustainability. Research also indicated schools who were CES members for more than four years had high levels of integration of the core values into the school's practices. Finally, research showed that teacher turnover had a significant relationship to the level of integration of the core values of the CES into the school's practices and to the sustainability of the reform effort within the school.

Identifier: 9780542582318 (isbn), 12209 (digitool), FADT12209 (IID), fau:9116 (fedora)

Note(s): Adviser: John Pisapia.Thesis (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.

Subject(s): Education, Administration

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/12209

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Moffitt, Sharon. Florida Atlantic University

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A9116



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