ERIC Number: ED097386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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Reading Success in Inner-City Schools.
Hartman, Allan S.
The research discussed here had two primary purposes: (1) to replicate a study done by George Weber in which eight factors were hypothesized to make successful schools successful: strong leadership, high expectations, good atmosphere, strong emphasis on reading, additional reading personnel, individualization, use of phonics, and careful evaluation of pupil progress; and (2) to see if there were, indeed, successful inner-city schools in Massachusetts. Also, the study was to find out and document how these successful schools were different so that other schools would know what to do if they aspired to the same level of success. The study proceeded through three phases. The first phase called for the identification of successful and unsuccessful inner-city schools. The second phase called for defining the factors to be studied and methods for collecting and interpreting data. And the final phase, not yet completed, called for reporting findings. The set of factors studied were mostly drawn from Weber (with some wording changes), with two additional factors, related to the attributes of teachers, added: leadership, coordination, additional reading personnel, atmosphere, individualization, evaluation, expectation, use of phonics, training and experience, and, quality of teaching. However, there were no main effects on success of school for any one of these factors. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts