ERIC Number: ED347614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
School Improvement Research Series V, 1990-91.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This packet of seven research-based articles on school improvement summarizes research on educating urban minority youth, discusses discipline and monitoring student progress, and describes four programs for improving elementary school mathematics and reading instruction. "Educating Urban Minority Youth: Research on Effective Practices" (K. Cotton) reviews key studies about educating urban minority students, particularly Black and Hispanic American students, and relates the findings to effective schools research. "Schoolwide and Classroom Discipline" (K. Cotton) recommends guidelines for school and classroom discipline and lists ineffective practices that should be avoided. "Computer-Assisted Instruction" (K. Cotton) reports that programs of computer-assisted instruction produce positive effects on student learning and attitudes. "Improving Mathematics Learning: Crestwood Elementary School" (K. Cotton) describes classroom activities that enhance student motivation, self-esteem, and parent and community involvement. "Frequent Monitoring and Student Recognition: Whiteman Elementary School" (N. Olson) describes how careful monitoring of student progress and public recognition of student accomplishments improved academic achievement. "Improving Reading: San Vicente Elementary School" (K. Busick) describes an inservice teacher training program to improve reading instruction. "Math Problem Solving Improvement: Troutdale Elementary School" (J. A. Butler) describes a daily seven-step approach to solving mathematics story problems. Three annotated bibiliographies are included. (FMW)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Discipline, Educational Improvement, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Groups, Reading Instruction, School Effectiveness, Student Motivation, Urban Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For other issues in this series, see EA 022 364-365 and EA 023 953.