ERIC Number: ED354484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Beginning a School Literacy Improvement Project: Some Words of Advice. Literacy Improvement Series for Elementary Educators.
In response to the need for attention and support perceived by participants in a summer institute for building equity in early literacy, this booklet offers 12 pieces of advice for teachers and administrators trying to implement school literacy improvement plans. The advice presented in the booklet is: (1) do not be intimidated by other people's successes; (2) do not get caught in the "jargon" trap; (3) do not over-plan or over-organize; (4) avoid forms without functions; (5) consider the possibility that the people who resist your plan may have good reasons for doing so; (6) realize that parent involvement is a two-edged sword; (7) K.I.S.S.--keep it simple, stupid; (8) do not overlook the social and psychological needs of learners; (9) do not expect dramatic increases in test scores as a result of a new program; (10) be proud, as an educator, of who you are and what you do; (11) persuade teachers to change to developmental literacy programs (easier than is thought); and (12) remember that the saving grace of being an educator is that you get to start over every year. (RS)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Leadership, Jargon, Literacy, Parent Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Marketing Dept., 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204 ($3.30; set of three booklets, $8.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Literacy, Language, and Communication Program.