ERIC Number: ED316595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Planning for an Accelerated School. A Two Day Workshop (Stanford, California, November 17-18, 1988). Illinois Network of Accelerated Schools.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of School Improvement Services.
The thesis of this conference report is that acceleration is a much more effective method than remediation for bringing at-risk children into the educational mainstream at an early age. The papers summarized in the report provide a background on the history, politics, and demography of at-risk students and suggest applications of acceleration to different subjects and learning strategies. The papers are: (1) "Don't Remediate: Accelerate" (H.M. Levin); (2) "'Dunces,''Shirkers,' and 'Forgotten Children': Historical Descriptions and Cures for Low Achievers" (L. Cuban and D. Tyack; (3) "The Educationally At-Risk: What the Numbers Mean" (J. Catterall and E. Cota-Robles); (4) "Is the Time Ripe for More Government Help?" (M. W. Kirst and B. Gifford); (5) "How Families and Communities Can Help" (J. L. Epstein and D. Scott-Jones); (6) "Accelerated Schools Can Begin Before Kindergarten" (E. W. Gordon and L. P. A. Root); (7) "Going Beyond Minimal Competency'" (R. Calfee, R. Avelar La Salle, and H. Cancino); (8) "What's Going on in the Classroom" (S. B. Heath and L. Mangiola); (9) "Mathematics for At-Risk Children: Who Cares?" (N. Noddings and J. Greeno); (10) "Seeing, Touching, and 'Figuring Out What Happens': The Role of Science in At-Risk Education" (J. M. Atkin and S. A. Raizen); (11) "Instructional Strategies: What Works and What Doesn't" (R. E. Slavin and N. A. Madden); (12) "Limited-English Students Can Benefit from Accelerated Classes" (E. Cohen and M. B. Arias); (13) "Evaluating the Accelerated School: How Do We Measure Change?" (D. M. Fetterman and E. H. Haertel); (14) "Putting Educational Decision-Making Back Where It Belongs: At the Local School" (H. Levin); and (15) "Implementing the Accelerated School" (J. S. Rogers, R. Polkinghorn, Jr., and B. LeTendre). A directory of the Illinois Network of Accelerated Schools and an outline of accelerated schools' principles and assumptions are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of School Improvement Services.