ERIC Number: ED317310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Complex Change in Urban Elementary Schools.
Leighton, Mary S.; Shaw, Alta
This paper describes the Success for All Program and items that need be considered when the program is implemented in elementary schools. The program includes one-to-one tutoring; frequent assessment; a family support team; innovative curriculum approaches in reading, writing, and language arts; and other interventions. Discussion expands on variables important to program replication, including: (1) characteristics of the proposed change; (2) three contextual variables that appear to be important at the school level; (3) six significant factors that are controlled at the district level; and (4) two factors external to the school system that influence the success of new programs. A program facilitator guides implementation of the Success for All Program in each new school site. The facilitator teaches new strategies, coaches teachers, maintains an inventory of materials, manages periodic assessments, forms instructional groups, coordinates the work of tutors and reading teachers, and participates in grade group and family support team meetings. The facilitator ensures that the program provides for each child a web of supportive services that assures success. A facilitator's typical day is described. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)