ERIC Number: ED347622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School Improvement Research Series VI, 1991-92.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This loose-leaf compendium includes three types of brief research summaries: "topical synthesis,""close-ups," and "snapshots." The single topical synthesis is entitled "School-Community Collaboration to Improve the Quality of Life for Urban Youth and Their Families" (Kathleen Cotton). Close-ups consist of brief definitions and essential research findings on the following topics: "Teaching Thinking Skills" (Kathleen Cotton) and "Staff Development" (Jocelyn A. Butler). Four snapshots describe effective practices currently in place at various school districts throughout the country: "Learning to Write and Assess Writing Quality" (Kathleen Cotton); "Using School Time Productively" (Kathleen Cotton); "Improving Student Performance through Mastery Learning" (Carole Hunt and Kathleen Cotton); and "Restructuring the Curriculum to Promote Child-Initiated Activity" (Jan Jewett). Annotated bibliographies are appended to the topical synthesis and close-ups. (MLF)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Independent Study, Mastery Learning, Quality of Life, Research and Development, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Student Improvement, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Thinking Skills, Time on Task, Urban Youth, Writing Instruction
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For an earlier research series, see ED 312 030.