Chang, Florence C.; Muñoz, Marco A.; Koshewa, Sheila
December 2008
Planning & Changing;2008, Vol. 39 Issue 3/4, p131
Academic Journal
The article discusses research on the association between departmentalization and the connectedness of American elementary students toward school. It references related studies on trend in departmentalizing elementary schools as well as the benefits of the departmentalization in the middle school and high school levels. The significance of teacher-student relations in promoting academic achievement and students' connectedness to school is elaborated. Other topics discussed include a comparison of the levels of connectedness between departmentalized students against non-departmentalized students and the relationship between degrees of departmentalization and students' connectedness to school.


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