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Against the odds : insights from one district's small school reform

Author: Larry Cuban; Gary D Lichtenstein; Arthur Evenchik; Martin L Tombari; Kristen Pozzoboni
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, ©2010.
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This book offers an in-depth look at the Mapleton, Colorado, school district's transformation of two traditional high schools into seven small schools, each enrolling fewer than four hundred students. This even-handed account chronicles both the heartening successes and frequent frustrations of a district-wide embrace of the small school model.--[book cover].
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Against the odds.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)761171460
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Cuban; Gary D Lichtenstein; Arthur Evenchik; Martin L Tombari; Kristen Pozzoboni
ISBN: 1934742465 9781934742464 9781934742471 1934742473
OCLC Number: 493011712
Description: ix, 169 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Mapleton in context: cross-currents of school reform --
The origins of the reform --
Reinventing a district : implementing small school reform --
Experiencing small schools : teachers' and students' perspectives --
Is the reform working? --
Sustaining the reform --
Appendix. Research methods.
Responsibility: Larry Cuban [and others].

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In Against the Odds, scholars discuss the struggle and groundbreaking success of a Colorado school that split into seven smaller schools. Today, the Mapleton district is a testament to achievement  Read more...

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Cuban and team get away from the old small versus big debate and into the real transformation puzzles. It s all there struggle, resistance, leadership issues, the muscle foundations, parents, and Read more...

 
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