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ERIC Number: ED336849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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Accelerated Schools: The Satellite Center Project.
McCarthy, Jane
The Accelerated Schools model attempts to restructure schools with high at-risk student populations and mainstream these students by the end of elementary school. A 6-year process of collaborative unity is used to identify challenge areas and move the school toward individualized solutions. The Accelerated Schools Satellite Center Project emerged in response to requests from schools seeking to develop accelerated programs and cooperate with universities. A Satellite Center is a school or college of education that prepares large numbers of teachers and administrators to work in schools with high percentages of at-risk students and contracts with Stanford University to become a center for accelerated schools in its own geographic area. Universities selected for the project were San Francisco State University, the University of New Orleans, California State University at Los Angeles, and Texas A & M University. Each Satellite Center selects and works closely with one pilot school serving as a model for others in the district. The faculty from model schools, together with Satellite Center personnel, provide training and technical assistance for schools being transformed into accelerated schools. Teachers and administrators undergoing university training are empowered to become change agents in their own schools. Satellite Centers are also expected to establish a collaborative research and development program advancing an understanding of accelerated theory and applications. Challenges and future directions are discussed. (13 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Accelerated Schools Movement; Empowerment; Partnerships in Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).