ERIC Number: ED291145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
School Improvement Research Series I. Research You Can Use.
Druian, Greg; And Others
This loose-leaf compendium, the first in a projected series of five, includes three types of brief research summaries: "topical synthesis,""close-ups," and "snapshots." The single topical synthesis, by Greg Druian and Jocelyn A. Butler is entitled "Effective Schooling Practices and At-Risk Youth: What the Research Shows." Close-ups consist of brief definitions and essential research findings on the following topics: "Homework" by Jocelyn A. Butler, and "Instructional Grouping in the Classroom" by Beatrice A. Ward. Snapshots describe effective practices currently in place at various school districts throughout the country. Four are included: "Cooperative Learning: Independence High School" by Jocelyn A. Butler; "Improving School Culture: Centennial High School" by Jocelyn A. Butler and Kate M. Dickson; "Improving Writing Skills: River Mill Elementary School" by Richard N. Cowell and Jocelyn A. Butler; and "Grouping for Mastery: Johnson City Central School District" by Jocelyn A. Butler. Included in this document also is a 20-page booklet entitled "Effective School Practices: A Research Synthesis." Findings are organized in three sections: the classroom, the school building, and the district, each with several subsections summarizing findings and citing sources used. All citations are referenced in an appended bibliography. (TE)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), High Risk Students, Homework, Program Descriptions, Research Needs, School Effectiveness, Writing Instruction
Office of Marketing, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97205 ($34.95 prepaid; includes series binder for all five series issues).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For selected individual sections, see ED 255 411 and EA 019 872-873.