What is a magnet school in America

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titleOn the concept of the Magnet School in the U.S.A.authorWhite, ManfredOriginal publicationJournal for international educational and social science research 6 (1989) 1, pp. 3-28 documentFull text (1,664 KB)License of the document German copyright lawKeywords (German)School; School administration; History ; Racial integration; Efficiency; School concept; Concept; School-system; School system; Integration; School integration; Emergence; School quality; Curriculum; School district; School profile; Admission requirement; Admission procedure; Freedom of choice; Evaluation; Research status; United StatesSub-disciplineComparative Education
School pedagogyDocument typeArticle (journal) ISSN0176-3806; 0930-9381languageGerman Publishing year1989 Assessment status(Publishing) proofreadingAbstract (German):One of the most noticeable changes in the American school system is the growing spread of so-called magnet schools as a supplement to or replacement for the conventional neighborhood comprehensive school. While the original purpose of this innovative school concept was to achieve more effective racial integration, its instrumental importance for satisfying differentiated educational requirements and improving school quality has increasingly come to the fore in recent years. The article provides information about the origins and characteristics of magnet schools, about planning, organizational and administrative aspects of their implementation as well as about available research findings on integration effectiveness and school quality. (DIPF / orig.)Abstract (English):One of the most striking changes in the American school system is the growing expansion of magnet schools as a supplement to or a substitute for the traditional neighborhood school. This innovative school concept was originally created as a desegregation tool. In recent years it was increasingly used to meet differentiated educational demands and to improve school quality. The article gives information about the development and characteristics of magnet schools, aspects concerning the planning, organization and administration of their implementation and results of research on their desegregation effectiveness and quality. (DIPF / Orig)statistics Number of times this document was accessedChecksumsCheck sum comparison as proof of integrityEntry was made on16.05.2011Recommended citationWeiƟ, Manfred: On the concept of the Magnet School in the U.S.A. - In: Journal for international educational and social science research 6 (1989) 1, pp. 3-28 - URN: urn: nbn: de: 0111-opus-28547