ERIC Number: ED396825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Creating Nongraded K-3 Classrooms: Teachers' Stories and Lessons Learned.
Hovda, Ric A., Ed.; And Others
Based on the experiences of teachers, principals, and parents involved in the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), this book is a collection of accounts and reflections by teachers or administrators who have engaged in developing and implementing nongraded primary education programs. The articles in this book are: (1) "Reforming the Education of Young Children" (Diane Kyle, and others); (2) "We are Here" (Katherine Alexander) on how teachers' personal and professional lives interact in the process of reform; (3) "Team Teaching: A Journey of Professional Bonding and Reflective Practice" (Anne Dill and Geraldine Hendricks); (4) "Sea of Changes: Finding Sunken Treasures in Shark-Infested Waters" (Cathy Cool) on adapting to change; (5) "Assessment in a Nongraded Primary Program: Discovering Children's Voices and Talents" (Kris Gregory, and others); (6) "Let the Wild Rumpus Start!: The Story of One Multi-Age/Multi-Ability Classroom" (Tina Cron, and others); (7) "Multi-age, Multi-Abilities: An Inclusive Primary Program" (Philip Poore and Cheryl Armstrong); (8) "Learning to Assess: Teachers, Students and Parents Together" (Kathy Birdwhistell, and others); (9) "Facing the Seven Critical Attributes" (Bridgit Baker and Lisa Smith); (10) "From Philosophy to Practice: A Continuous Struggle for Excellence" (Karen Adkins); (11) "What about the Skills? Shouldn't I Be Teaching Them?" (Beverly Wells); (12) "What a Difference a Year Makes" (Catherine Pillow, and others); (13) "A Principal's Perspective for Educational Reform" (Joe Jacovino); (14) "Partnerships for Learners" (Jeannie Bass, and others); (15) "Lessons on Creating Nongraded Primary Programs or Implementing Other Systemic Changes" (Ellen McIntyre, and others); and (16) "Professional Development Possibilities" (Ric Hovda, and others). Contains 97 references and an index. (MOK)
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Design, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Change, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Learning Activities, Measures (Individuals), Mixed Age Grouping, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Professional Development, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Young Children
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6486-2, $27.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6486-2).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990