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The authors explored how Inquiry Seminar did, and did not, align with program objectives. Inquiry Seminar was created by Lynch School of Education faculty at Boston College, and it requires teacher candidates (TCs) to complete a formal inquiry project. Conducted while student-teaching, the project requires candidates to research their teaching practice, identify areas of concern, and modify their teaching accordingly. The authors found that when Inquiry Seminar experiences complemented TCs’ field experience, program objectives were more often realized.
Updated: Apr. 28, 2013
In light of the consistent underperformance of the comprehensive high school, districts across the country, mostly urban, have begun creating small schools, believing that they may offer a more personalized, supportive, and demanding learning environment.The article draws on fundamental features of complexity theory (e.g., initial conditions, distributed authority, control parameters, fractals, and synergy) as a way to assess both the problems and promise of small-school reform.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2008