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Schools Within Schools: Possibilities and Pitfalls of High School Reform


reviewed by Rosetta Marantz Cohen — June 08, 2007

coverTitle: Schools Within Schools: Possibilities and Pitfalls of High School Reform
Author(s): Valerie E. Lee & Douglas D. Ready
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807747521 , Pages: 211, Year: 2007
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For the past two decades, one of the few areas of consensus among school reformers has been the belief that large, comprehensive high schools have outlived their function. Comprehensive high schools were originally created in the early 20th century in response to a series of enthusiastic national reports, which saw regionalization as a remedy for any number of educational ills. At the time, large schools were seen to promote real curricular choice for an increasingly diverse youth population; they could accommodate (through tracking and leveling) a broad range of student abilities and career-goals; they could promote social mixing and later, racial integration. Large schools meant more tax revenue available for swimming pools and football teams, and also for the growing ranks of special education students whose complex needs were becoming financially burdensome to many small districts. Now, the certainty that “big is bad” pervades the literature on school change, as... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 08, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14512, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 11:16:46 PM

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  • Rosetta Cohen
    Smith College
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    ROSETTA MARANTZ COHEN is Professor of Education and American Studies at Smith College. She teaches and writes on the history and philosophy of education. Her most recent book is Teacher-Centered Schools: Re-Imaging Educational Reform in the 21st Century (Scarecrow, 2004).
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