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ERIC Number: ED212692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-29
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Expectations.
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)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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).