Reformers have ignored one factor that could propel student learning: Restoring moral authority to relationships between students and educators

Richard Arum

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    Abstract

    Attempts to raise student performance have focused primarily on either relationships between adults in the system or formal curriculum. Relatively ignored has been a focus on what sociologists believe is the primary relationship of consequence for student outcomes - authority relationships between students and educators. Successful school reform is akin to baking a cake: Many ingredients are needed to yield the desired outcome. An important component requires a school climate that is safe and orderly. Absent this, other school-level reforms will be ineffective.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)8-13
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhi Delta Kappan
    Volume93
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 2011

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education

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