ERIC Number: ED212692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-29
Reference Count: 0
Larkin, Maureen McCormack
This report examines the background and implementation of the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Teacher Expectation Project and the Milwaukee School Improvement Program (Project RISE). The author presents a brief overview of educational research on low achievement, which includes the cultural deficit theory, the latter upon which the projects were based. Described are the Teacher Expectation Project, a series of workshops which focused on the role of the individual teacher in the classroom, and Project Rise, a needs assessment and school planning project which was implemented in 20 Milwaukee schools. The report suggests the following policy initiatives as a means of improving staff awareness of student academic needs, and information dissemination within the school: (1) promotion and development of staff expectation at all levels; (2) promotion of staff development activities related to effective school characteristics; (3) leadership training; (4) encouragement of public support of school objectives; and (5) reduction of supplementary programs working against school objectives. (JCD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Leadership Training, Low Achievement, Needs Assessment, Principals, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Horace Mann Learning Center (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Milwaukee Public Schools WI; Milwaukee School Improvement Program WI; Milwaukee Teacher Expectation Project WI; Teacher Expectations
Note: Paper presented at the Strategies for Urban School Improvement Workshop Series (Washington, DC, May 29, 1980).