ERIC Number: ED232972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Effective Schools and Classrooms: A Research-Based Perspective.
Squires, David A.; And Others
A model for improving school and classroom effectiveness must pay attention to: (1) leadership; (2) school climate; (3) supervision; (4) teacher behaviors; (5) student behaviors; and (6) student achievement. Chapter 1 of this book on effective schools and classrooms introduces these important issues and describes a model incorporating these issues. Chapter 2 reviews research about student and teacher behaviors and how they affect classroom effectiveness. Chapter 3 suggests ways administrators can help teachers promote student involvement, coverage, and success through positive supervision. Research concerning effective schools is the topic of chapter 4, and chapter 5 demonstrates how indicators of effective schools are grouped into the more general categories of school climate and leadership. Chapter 6 uses a hypothetical case study to show how school leadership processes can promote a school climate where there is an academic emphasis, an orderly environment, and expectations for success. The chapter ends with suggestions for superintendents and school boards for improving student achievement. Chapter 7 includes a questionnaire for assessing a school's effectiveness. The eighth chapter discusses principles of the school improvement process. A summary is offered in the ninth chapter, and appendices provide information on monitoring student behavior and the policy statement of a school district on school effectiveness. (JMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Boards of Education, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Inservice Teacher Education, Leadership Qualities, Principals, School Effectiveness, Student Behavior, Student Improvement, Superintendents, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Effectiveness
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 225 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock No. 611-83298, $7.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.