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This book documents a two-year study and analysis of small schools in Chicago. Using a mixed-method study, gathering both quantitative and qualitative data, the research serves to compare results to previous studies of small urban schools.The study examines the effects of small schools on students, parents, teachers, and community members. Both previous and current research suggest that small school size is correlated with an increase in student attendance, performance, and better sense of community overall.

Publication Date

2000

Publisher

Bank Street College of Education

City

New York

Keywords

urban schools, small schools, education, Chicago schools

Disciplines

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Methods | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Comments

This report is dedicated to Tom Daniels, a teacher-director in one of Chicago's fine small schools. He helped many to see what marvelous things underprivileged kids can do when adults create the right learning conditions for them.