ERIC Number: ED250790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of School Improvement Programs.
Edmonds, Ronald R.
Programs of school improvement based on characteristics of effective schools as identified by school effects researchers have proliferated in recent years. This paper describes major school improvement programs now underway throughout the United States: (1) programs organized and administered within schools and school districts in New York City; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Louis, Missouri; New Haven, Connecticut; and Chicago, Illinois; (2) programs administered by state education agencies in Connecticut and New Jersey; and (3) programs of research, development, and technical assistance at Kent State University (Ohio), the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. All the programs described are school-based, and while they advocate increased financial support for schools, all focus on more efficient use of existing resources. Moreover, all use increased achievement for underprivileged children as the measure of gain. (Author/TE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Improvement Programs, Intermediate Grades, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, Schools of Education, State Agencies, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Student Improvement, Urban Schools
Publication Sales, Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Identifiers: Connecticut (New Haven); Connecticut State Department of Education; Illinois (Chicago); Kent State University OH; Michigan State University; Milwaukee Public Schools WI; Missouri (Saint Louis); New Jersey Education Association; School Improvement Project (New York City); University of Michigan