ERIC Number: ED337898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Kindle the Spark: An Action Guide for Schools Committed to the Success of Every Child.
Hergert, Leslie F.; And Others
Guidelines for transforming and improving the nation's public schools are presented in this book, with a focus on the regional laboratory's program for educational change. The program is organized around "designing schools for enhanced learning" and is based on three principles--a focus on learning, a systemic approach to change, and building a sense of community. Four essential components of the process are examined: classroom practice; policies and structures; student support strategies; and family and community involvement. Five chapters describe each stage of school restructuring--getting started, exploring options, preparing for change, making change, and continuing to change. Each chapter focuses on key tasks and considerations, presents sidebars describing activities and giving program examples, and concludes with a relevant school vignette about a "Kindle the SPARK" participant. An essay on early childhood education concludes the book. Thirty-four figures are included. Appendices contain selected references, an annotated bibliography, and a list of resource organizations. (105 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Effectiveness, School Restructuring
The Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 900, Andover, MA 01810 ($14.95 plus $2.50 shipping and handling; $5.00 for orders over $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.