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What Do Urban Residential Schools Afford Us?

dc.contributor.authorMays, Natalie
dc.descriptionTeaching and Learning Department capstone projecten_US
dc.description.abstractChildren in urban neighborhoods all over the country struggle with challenges in their communities. For some time, the solution has been wrap-around services and increased support for communities who need it most. In contrast, a new trend arising is that which focuses not on community revitalization but instead on removing children with the highest need and placing them in urban boarding schools. In theory, these schools replicate successful traditional boarding models and help students not only prepare for life in college but also to develop the skills they need in leadership and career readiness. This capstone looks first at the traditional boarding school model and examines the four principles of successful elite boarding schools in student preparation: global academic curriculum, connection to higher learning, perpetuation of a status-culture model with an emphasis on tradition and soft skill development. It then considers specific challenges that urban learners face and barriers often encountered by students. Continuing from there, I examine how urban boarding schools such as the SEED schools merge high-needs urban learners with traditional boarding school methods and conclude with recommendations for further implementation.en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University. Peabody Collegeen_US
dc.subjectboarding schools; SEED schools; urban schools; residential educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshBoarding schools -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUrban schools -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshResidence and educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshPoor children -- Educationen_US
dc.titleWhat Do Urban Residential Schools Afford Us?en_US
dc.description.collegePeabody College of Education and Human Developmenten_US
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Teaching and Learningen_US

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