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Schools as Communities, Poverty Levels of Student Populations, and Students’ Attitudes, Motives, and Performance: A Multilevel Analysis
Hierarchical linear modeling was used to examine relationships between students’ sense of school community, poverty level, and student attitudes, motives, beliefs, and behavior among a diverse sampleExpand
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Caring school communities
There recently has been a renewed appreciation of the importance of social context to effective schools. This article describes an ongoing program of research on schools as caring communities. TheExpand
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The relationship between students' sense of their school as a community and their involvement in problem behaviors.
OBJECTIVES There has been relatively little research on the contributions of school context to developmental outcomes. This study examined relationships between students' sense of the school as aExpand
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A six-district study of educational change: direct and mediated effects of the child development project
A comprehensive elementary school program, the Child Development Project, was conducted in two schools in each of six school districts over a three-year period. Two additional schools in eachExpand
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Effects of an Elementary School Intervention on Students' “Connectedness” to School and Social Adjustment During Middle School
This research examined the effects at follow-up during middle school of a comprehensive elementary-school intervention program, the Child Development Project, designed to reduce risk and promoteExpand
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Creating classrooms that students experience as communities
Although prior research has shown sense of community in schools to be related to many positive student characteristics, effective interventions that can create or enhance this sense have not beenExpand
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Building and Sustaining Caring Communities
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Teacher practices associated with students' sense of the classroom as a community
Data from observations of 232 elementary classrooms and from student questionnaires were used to test a model linking teacher classroom practices to students' sense of the classroom as a communityExpand
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Teacher Beliefs and Practices in Schools Serving Communities That Differ in Socioeconomic Level
AbstractAttitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and classroom practices of teachers in 24 urban and suburban elementary schools throughout the United States were assessed with teacher questionnaires andExpand
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Enhancing Children’s Prosocial Behavior in the Classroom
A program designed to enhance children’s prosocial development was conducted in three suburban elementary schools for 5 consecutive years, focusing primarily on a single cohort of children as itExpand
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