ERIC Number: ED397141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Every Child Can Succeed: Readings for School Improvement.
Backler, Alan, Ed.; Eakin, Sybil, Ed.
This collection of articles on school reform and restructuring is intended to supplement the video series "Every Child Can Succeed," a set of videos presented on public television that includes a demonstration component, a successful-schools component, and an essential-elements component. The 50 articles of the collection describe schools across North America where teachers and administrators have found ways to make sure that every child can learn and achieve in spite of minority status, lack of English proficiency, family collapse, poverty, and other problems stemming from urban decay or rural isolation. Other articles discuss the following eight elements of effective schools that have been identified in research: (1) staff development, (2) instructional and school leadership, (3) high expectations, (4) parent involvement, (5) productive climate and culture, (6) monitoring, (7) learning essential skills, and (8) effective instructional strategies. A third group of articles records current thinking on school reform by such writers as James Comer, Asa Hilliard, Herbert J. Walberg, and Daniel U. Levine. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Poverty, School Culture, School Effectiveness, School Restructuring, Staff Development, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, Videotape Recordings
The Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, 1111 W. 17th Street, Bloomington, IN 47402-0120.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Effective Schools Movement; Every Child Can Succeed Program; Monitoring; Reform Efforts