ERIC Number: ED342874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
An Exploratory Study of a Chapter 1 Schoolwide Project and Current Instructional Practice.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
In December 1989, the School District of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and Research for Better Schools, Inc., with the support of the State Department of Education, initiated a collaborative 2-year study of the district's Chapter 1 schoolwide projects. This report presents findings from the study of McMichael Elementary School (kindergarten through grade 8), one of the schoolwide projects initiated in 1988. Section I of this report describes what it means to be involved in a schoolwide project, based on interviews of principal and staff, and observations of staff meetings. Section II presents an overview of current instructional practice as observed in a 2-day site visit to eight classrooms by a team of Chapter 1 educators. Section III describes the instruction that three McMichael students received on April 24. Section IV shares reflections of evaluators about the program. The evaluation demonstrates many improvements made in the instructional practices and organization of the McMichael school, as well as the commitment of the staff to continuing improvement. There are 11 tables of study data. Three appendices outline the daily schedules of the students observed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools, Federal Programs, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Interviews, School Districts, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Philadelphia School District, PA.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Hawkins Stafford Act 1988