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School organization, climate 16 – March 22 & 23
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Today Admin: Exam = chs. 4 -7 School organization School size Class size School transitions Ethnic composition School climate Beyond school: college & non-college
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School organization: Size Big schools Many students Many subjects Small schools Better achievement More involvement in activities Ideal size: Between 500 and 1,000 students
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School organization: Class Size Politicians!!! Small school size findings small class size Same learning 20 to 40 students EXCEPT remedial classes
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Age Grouping and School Transitions Early 1900s Two-school system Elementary School (6 or 8 grades) Secondary School (6 or 4 grades) Compulsory Secondary Education Introduction of Junior Highs More recent years Introduction of Middle Schools Insert Photo from DAL
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Age Grouping and School Transitions As children move into middle school or junior high School grades and academic motivation drop Scores on standardized achievements tests do not decline SO: Changes in student motivation and grading practices Student knowledge NOT changing Schools can reducing anonymity, hiring teachers with training in adolescent development, strengthening ties between the school and community
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Social Organization of Schools: Tracking Tracking = Separating students, by academic ability, into different classes within the same school Proponents: ability-grouping class lessons more finely tuned to students’ abilities Critics see problems: Students in the remedial track generally receive a poorer quality education, not just a different education Socialize only with peers from same track Difficult to change tracks once in place, especially for minority students
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Social Organization of Schools: Tracking
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