The role of teachers in the redesign of a large comprehensive high school: A case study

Janet Balog Saraceno, Fordham University

Abstract

A failing comprehensive high school in a Northeastern city was divided into four small-sized schools in September, 1999. From 1989 until 1998, the school underwent Corrective Action and Redesign in many unsuccessful attempts to improve student achievement, but the level of student achievement did not rise enough to meet New York State Education Department's Performance Targets. Therefore, a complete redesign was implemented in an attempt to improve student achievement. Teachers and administrators collaborated on the redesign process. ^ The study focused on the teachers' role in the redesign process. Through a series of interviews and document analysis, the actual involvement and commitment of the teachers in the redesign effort was evaluated. It was observed that the process resulted in a more collaborative, collegial environment. Communication among teachers and administrators also improved. ^

Subject Area

Education, Administration|Education, Secondary

Recommended Citation

Janet Balog Saraceno, "The role of teachers in the redesign of a large comprehensive high school: A case study" (January 1, 2002). ETD Collection for Fordham University. Paper AAI3056156.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3056156

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