The Governor Is Considering Closing All Small Schools in the State of Washington to Save Money Research Proposal by Nicky

The Governor Is Considering Closing All Small Schools in the State of Washington to Save Money
A research proposal that discusses the closing of schools in the state of Washington.
# 148109 | 1,130 words | 2 sources | APA | 2011 | US


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Description:

This paper is a research proposal that is broken down into seven sections. The proposal is based on Washington state having to close schools because of recent budget cuts and financial woes within the state. The purpose of the study is to examine the proposal to close small schools and integrate them into larger ones within a close vicinity. It discusses the impact large classrooms can have on a student and the impact large schools can have on students. The paper contains a table for visual representation of the information. Its main thesis is that small schools have been proven to be more effective and beneficial for each individual child.

Outline:
Research proposal
Statement of of problem
Purpose of study
Significance of study
Methodology
Literature review
Findings of the literature review
Recommendations

From the Paper:

"The work of Trevor Cobbold (2005) entitled: "The Interaction of School Size and Socio-Economic Status on Student Performance" states that there is a great deal of research regarding the impact that school size has on achievement of students and findings generally relate that students in small schools perform better than do students in larger schools. It is also related by Cobbold (2005) that the greatest part of the research tends to ignore the idea that the size of the school may be causative in the different outcomes for students and particularly those from diverse backgrounds. New research studies demonstrate that small school size is "...unambiguously good for students from socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds and communities with relatively high levels of disadvantage. Student from low SES backgrounds achieve better results in smaller schools." (Cobbold, 2005)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Small Schools, Walkable Schools, Urban Schools: Making Current Trends in School Design Feasible. Public schools of North Carolina, State Board of Education; and Department of Public Instruction. Raleigh, NC.
  • Cobbold, Trevor (2006) The Interaction of School Size and Economic Status on Student Performance. A Review of the Research Evidence. Save Our Schools Canberra. October 2006.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

The Governor Is Considering Closing All Small Schools in the State of Washington to Save Money (2011, August 31) Retrieved February 19, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/the-governor-is-considering-closing-all-small-schools-in-the-state-of-washington-to-save-money-148109/

MLA Format

"The Governor Is Considering Closing All Small Schools in the State of Washington to Save Money" 31 August 2011. Web. 19 February. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/the-governor-is-considering-closing-all-small-schools-in-the-state-of-washington-to-save-money-148109/>

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