Courtney A Bell

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Valid measurement of how students' experiences in secondary school classrooms lead to gains in learning requires a developmental approach to conceptualizing classroom processes. This article presents a potentially useful theoretical model, the Teaching Through Interactions framework, which posits teacher-student interactions as a central driver for student(More)
In response to a landmark civil rights ruling, the state of Connecticut has adopted models of choice-based interdistrict desegregation that appear to satisfy current legal constraints. In this paper, we focus on Connecticut's interdistrict magnet schools, and estimate the effects these schools have had on student achievement. We use longitudinal data on(More)
and a faculty member in the College's doctoral program in Education Policy. He is an economist with specialization in school finance, economics of education and policy analysis. Bell is a doctoral candidate in Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Her research interests include equity issues, policy and practice,(More)
A patients' rights advocacy system was developed in 1986 by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to serve patients hospitalized in 12 state facilities. The system includes a four-level appeal program that attempts to resolve grievances through mediation between patients and state staff and a legal assistance program operated by attorneys(More)
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