ERIC Number: ED349688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Eight Jewels: Examples of Schools That Succeed As Told by the Educators Who Work in Them.
Liontos, Lynn Balster
OSSC Bulletin, v36 n2 Oct 1992
In this theme issue of The "OSSC Bulletin" educators speak out about what they think their schools are doing right. The project goal was to select schools with varied socioeconomic backgrounds from different parts of the state, as well as to include at least one rural school and one innercity school. The two elementary schools, two middle schools, and four high schools selected have a reputation for doing a number of things right. In most cases, telephone interviews were conducted with one administrator and one teacher from each school. The schools are organized into three categories: (1) schools that appear to be consistently "good"; (2) "turnaround" schools; and (3) schools that have experienced a change in circumstances. In addition to a profile on each school, chapters are organized into categories based on administrators' and teachers' responses. A sidebar is provided for each school, giving an overview of socioeconomic background, location, unique characteristics, and other information. The conclusion briefly describes the successful elements that these schools have in common including leadership, parent involvement, and social services. Appended are the names and school affiliation of the 22 persons interviewed. (MLF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Involvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Excellence in Education, High Risk Students, High Schools, Homeless People, Intermediate Grades, Interviews, Junior High Schools, Leadership, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Public Schools, Qualitative Research, School Effectiveness, Self Esteem, Small Schools, Social Services, Student Evaluation, Success, Teacher Participation
Oregon School Study Council (OSSC) University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($6 prepaid; $2.50 postage and handling on billed orders).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.