ERIC Number: ED314549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Better Schooling for the Children of Poverty: Alternatives to Conventional Wisdom. Study of Academic Instruction for Disadvantaged Students. Volume II: Commissioned Papers and Literature Review.
Knapp, Michael S., Ed.; Shields, Patrick M., Ed.
This document comprises nine commissioned papers and four literature review chapters that are part of the first report of the Study of Academic Instruction for Disadvantaged Students, a 3-year investigation of curriculum and instruction in elementary schools serving high concentrations of poor children. (A summary of this report is presented in volume 1.) The report contains four parts. Part 1, "Toward Effective Curricula and Instruction in Literacy," comprises the following chapters: (1) "Effective Literacy Instruction for At-Risk Children" (R. Allington); (2) "Modifying Reading Instruction to Maximize Its Efectiveness for 'Disadvantaged' Students" (G. Garcia and D. Pearson); (3) "Social and Instructional Issues in Educating 'Disadvantaged' Students" (L. Moll); and (4) "Review of Research on Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy" (M. Knapp and M. Needels). Part 2, "Toward Effective Curricula and Instruction in Mathematics," contains the following chapters: (5) "Good Teaching of Worthwhile Mathematics to Disadvantaged Students" (A. Porter); (6) "Selected Issues for Studying the Mathematics Education of the Disadvantaged" (W. Secada); (7) "Mathematics Education, the Disadvantaged, and Large-Scale Investigation: Assessment for Stability Versus Assessment for Change" (C. McKnight); and (8) "Review of the Research on Effective Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics" (A. Zucker). Chapters in part 3, "Toward Effective Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management," are the following: (9) "Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Students" (J. Brophy); (10)"Classroom Tasks: The Core of Learning from Teaching" (W. Doyle); (11) "Classroom Management and Instructional Strategies for the Disadvantaged Learner: Some Thoughts About the Nature of the Problem" (B. Neufeld); and (12) "A Review of Research on Effective Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management Approaches" (H. McCollum). Part 4, "Connections Between the Classroom and the School/Community Environment for Academic Instruction," consists of a single paper (Chapter 13), entitled "A Review of Research on School and Community Influences on Effective Curriculum and Instruction" (P. Shields). Each chapter includes a list of references. (FMW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.; Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For volume 1, see UD 027 356.