ERIC Number: ED381591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Making Change Happen in a Language Minority School: A Search for Coherence. Educational Practice Report: 13.
Goldenberg, Claude; Sullivan, Jessie
This paper reports on a project aimed at improving academic achievement at a predominantly Latino elementary school in the metropolitan Los Angeles area. Project activities were guided by a school change model that helped provide a coherent, sustained focus over a period of several years. The model suggests four elements that can be used to produce changes in teaching and learning: goals that are set and shared; indicators that measure success; assistance by capable others; and leadership that supports and pressures. Administration and faculty at the school, aided by University of California, Los Angeles researchers, made substantial improvements in teacher expectations, teaching, school climate, and student achievement. (Contains 105 references.) (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College School Cooperation, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Instructional Improvement, Language Minorities, Leadership, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, School Administration, Teacher Expectations of Students, Urban Schools
Dissemination Coordinator, National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1118 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning, Santa Cruz, CA.
Identifiers: California; Latinos