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*Policy implications for implementation of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model


2001 2001

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to identify policy implications associated with the implementation of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) by analyzing the experiences of administrators already engaged in or considering implementing the model. The underlying rationale of SEM is that more students can profit from challenging programming often reserved for a select few. By making the policy implications for implementation explicit, administrators could feasibly have at their disposal, information that will address the nuances elicited by this curricular shift.

The 38 administrators who participated in this study all had an interest in SEM, were from different regions in the United States and other countries, and were interested in refining educational practices associated with gifted and talented education in their schools. All had attended conferences focusing on gifted and talented issues with particular interest in enrichment learning and teaching principles.

Methods of case study and policy analyses were used in this study. Administrators described how they implemented SEM in their settings. They described specific educational, socio-political, economic and moral-ethical issues with which they contended that either facilitated or constrained implementation. Their responses to the issues lead to the realization that administrators tended to implement SEM in one of three patterns. Discovering these patterns of implementation was a major finding. These patterns were identified and labeled Collaborative, Mandated and Blended Implementation Frameworks. The qualities inherent in each of the frameworks might have either exacerbated or minimized the volatility of issues relative to SEM and led to policy implications for implementation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Curricula;
Teaching;
School administration;
Political science;
Special education
Classification
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
0514: School administration
0615: Political science
0529: Special education
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Enrichment; Gifted; Policy; Schoolwide Enrichment Model
Title
*Policy implications for implementation of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model
Author
Friedman, Nora G.
Number of pages
246
Publication year
2001
Degree date
2001
School code
0086
Source
DAI-A 62/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493140438, 0493140433
Advisor
Shakeshaft, Charol
University/institution
Hofstra University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3004933
ProQuest document ID
304694078
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304694078
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