ERIC Number: ED327956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Managing Instruction for Equity and Excellence: Effective Alternatives to Tracking. Teleconference Resource Guide.
Jones, Beau Fly, Ed.
Preceded by preteleconference activities, this teleconference examines the definitions, history, assumptions, and consequences of tracking as well as barriers to change, restructuring responses to literacy and learning difficulties, effective alternatives to tracking, and specific grouping strategies. The following documents are included: "Keeping Track Part 1: The Policy and Practice of Curriculum Inequality" and "Keeping Track, Part 2: Curriculum Inequality and School Reform" (Jeannie Oakes); "Access to Knowledge: Breaking Down School Barriers to Learning" (Pamela Keating and Jeannie Oakes); "Shattered Hopes" (Richard L. Allington); "Teacher Beliefs Toward Academically at Risk Students in Urban Schools" and "Do Chapter 1 Programs Promote Educational Equity?" (Linda Winfield);"Ability Grouping and Its Alternatives: Must We Track?" and "Using Team Learning" (Robert E. Slavin); and "Research Identifies Effective Programs for Students at Risk of School Failure" (Center for Research on Elementary and Secondary Schools). Post-teleconference activities follow as well as supplementary readings that include: "Revised Chapter 1 Opens Options for Schoolwide Plans" (James H. Lytle); "How Special Should the Special Education Curriculum Be?" (John O'Neil); and "Assuring School Success for Students at Risk" and "Children at Risk: Work of the States" (Council of Chief State School Officers). (CLA)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Access to Education, At Risk Persons, Change Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Instructional Effectiveness, Labeling (of Persons), Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teleconferencing, Track System (Education)
Publications, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 295 Emroy Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
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