School connectedness through smaller learning communities
The research question addressed in this project was, in what ways do smaller learning communities in the ninth grade foster connectedness within large suburban high schools? The motivating factor for this research was the increased level of student success in a math and science classroom when teams were implemented. This capstone explores the nature of ninth graders and specifically looks at how relationships flourish in smaller learning communities. The Search Institute developed 40 developmental assets for adolescents and many of these assets can be easily enhanced through smaller learning communities. The author documents research of students and teachers and reports back findings of an increased level of academic success and a more personalized learning experience.
Campbell, Lauren Brooke, "School connectedness through smaller learning communities" (2008). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 735.