ERIC Number: ED293112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Todos Nuestros Ninos Pueden Aprender a Leer: Guia para la Accion de Padres y Residentes (All Our Kids Can Learn To Read: Guide to Parent and Citizen Action), Chicago SCHOOLWATCH.
Designs for Change, Chicago, IL.
Intended for parents and all citizens concerned about improving Chicago's 592 public schools, this handbook, a Spanish language version of "All Our Kids Can Learn To Read" (1985), explains how important reading is to a decent education and future employment. Chapter one describes the school improvement campaign called "Schoolwatch," the problems in the Chicago public schools, and the components of effective schools. Chapter two analyzes what it means to know how to read; it explains how reading is tested and evaluated in the Chicago public schools and what the scores mean. It also shows how to look at reading scores for the school system as a whole, for one's own school, and for a child. Chapter three describes in depth the ten ingredients that researchers have identified as crucial for an effective school. For each one, a "report card" gives parents specific things to look for to help them decide whether their school measures up and where there is room for improvement. Ingredient ten, where bilingual education is discussed, has been expanded to reflect recent research and opinions on the subject. Chapter four describes how decisions made "downtown" affect the way that children learn (or do not learn) to read in Chicago, and tells what changes are needed so that the school system's bureaucracy serves the local school. Finally, chapter five tells exactly how parents and community members can work together in Chicago's "Schoolwatch" program to improve the schools. (ARH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Language Books, Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, School Community Programs, School Organization, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Test Interpretation
Designs for Change, 220 S. State Street, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60604 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Designs for Change, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)