ERIC Number: ED245310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Chicago Area Award Winning Schools, 1982-83.
Wynne, Edward A.
This booklet describes the characteristics of 16 Chicago-area schools designated as winners in a 1982-83 contest to develop student character and academic learning. Out of the 80 schools competing, the 25 finalists were reviewed for evidence of school effectiveness and outcomes. Schools were asked to assess students' prosocial activities and the significant rewards and punishments provided to stimulate good conduct in both students and faculty. The winning schools also excelled in the clarity of their purposes and the consequent involvement of the community in their programs. Moreover, the administration and faculty in winning schools worked closely together, and that same cooperation encompassed the school spirit generated by students and faculty. Winning schools also encouraged high standards for all their students, insisting not only that students learn basic skills but that they press on as high as they are able; a wide range of instructional techniques thus came into play. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: For Character, Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984). Booklet published by: Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc., 407 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605.