Choosing Small: The Essential Guide to Successful High School Conversion


reviewed by Laurie Ross January 25, 2006

coverTitle: Choosing Small: The Essential Guide to Successful High School Conversion
Author(s): Jay Feldman, M. Lisette Lopez, and Katherine Simon
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787980277, Pages: 203, Year: 2006
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Choosing Small: The Essential Guide to Successful High School Conversion addresses the critical topic of how to convert large comprehensive high schools into small autonomous schools that provide rigorous, supported instruction to all students—whether they are on the verge of dropping out, high achieving, and everything in between.  The book is not just about getting schools smaller, but rather about how to transform the culture, roles, relationships, and practices of today’s high schools in a way that puts learning and instruction at the center of the conversion effort.  Although it is a guidebook, it does not offer a cookie-cutter approach to transformation.  On the contrary, the authors rightly emphasize that the creation of small schools must be grounded in the particular issues facing a school district and must be driven by a clear vision articulated by a wide range of stakeholders. Through reference to the literature on small schools, inclusion of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 25, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12300, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 4:26:57 PM

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