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Title: Turning Big Classes into Smaller Units (Practice Notes)

Description: Just as it is evident that we need to turn schools with large enrollments into sets of small schools, we must do the same in the classroom everyday. As a report in 2000 from the American Youth Policy Forum states: ?The structure and organization of a High School of the Millennium is very different than that of the conventional high school. First and foremost, [the school] is designed to provide small, personalized, and caring learning communities for students . . . . The smaller groups allow a number of adults . . . to work together with the students . . . as a way to develop more meaningful relationships and as a way for the teachers to better understand the learning needs of each student.?

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/practicenotes/small classes.pdf  29kb; 2pp