Building Capacity and Sustaining An All-Girls Public School

by Murphy, Jennifer Lynn

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this study was to investigate how an all-girls urban public school has built capacity and sustained itself. Through this study, the researcher interviewed faculty and staff in their natural setting to identify the capacity building strategies the school has developed and used to sustain itself as a reform model. By presenting the data in narrative form, the researcher exposes the reader to a culture and climate that she experienced during her visit to the school. By analyzing the data collected, the researcher found that a nurturing environment built on collaboration, building relationships and high expectations by a dedicated faculty are necessary components to building capacity at an all-girls public school. These characteristics have sustained this school for more than a decade, and it has become a standard that other schools and districts attempt to replicate.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Michael Gunzenhauser, Ph.D.; Charlene Trovato, Ph.D.; Ruthane Reginella, Ph.D.; Sean Hughes, Ph.D.

School:University of Pittsburgh

School Location:USA - Pennsylvania

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:administrative and policy studies


Date of Publication:06/30/2008

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