ERIC Number: ED250773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Looking at Some Research on What Makes an Effective School.
Ascik, Thomas R.
To make some of the effective schools research known to parents, this chapter reviews case studies of schools with low socioeconomic status children whose achievement is higher than expected. The three most important characteristics of the effective schools in the cases studied were found to be discipline, leadership, and structured attention to basic skills. Discipline was found to be the most common characteristic, present in every effective school. Leadership, from the principal, superintendent, or curriculum materials, was most effective when it nurtured in both children and teachers the idea that the school day matters. The basic academic skills were best learned when an explicit decision had been made that the teaching of these skills is the mission of schools, and when the skills were taught using a detailed, structured strategy. (DCS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Effective Schools Research
Note: In: Marshner, Connaught, Ed. A Blueprint for Education Reform. p141-165. For the complete document, see EA 017 236.