Institutional Scholarship

The Impact of Community Building on Student Achievement

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dc.contributor.advisor Mayorga, Edwin
dc.contributor.advisor Kuperberg, Mark
dc.contributor.author Sun, Kathy
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-21T19:23:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-21T19:23:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/19196
dc.description.abstract This thesis looks at the impact of community building on student achievement. The theoretical framework stems from Akerlof and Kranton's paper on how student identity impacts schooling outcomes. By combining economic and sociological theories, they argue that community building increases student identification with school and student achievement. Through a literature review, I categorize the ways that schools build community. I then test Akerlof and Kranton's theory that community building increases student identification and achievement through a review of the literature and my own quantitative analysis. I ultimately find that while community building increases student identification, it does not increase achievement. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Educational Studies en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title The Impact of Community Building on Student Achievement en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.)
dc.rights.access No restrictions. en_US


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