ERIC Number: ED368044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
An Effective Schools Primer.
Becker, Myron; And Others
According to pioneers in the effective-schools movement, every school can improve educational quality for all its students, including poor and minority children, by incorporating a set of essential, research-identified characteristics present in successful schools. This publication discusses basic elements of the ongoing effective-schools movement and discusses their application and refinement in various school settings. Chapter 1 reviews the effective-schools concept, describes its history and evolution, and discusses the basic correlates central to the effective-schools process, namely strong administrative leadership, a safe and orderly school climate, high expectations for student learning, a focus on instruction, testing and monitoring progress, and parent and community involvement. Each of the six succeeding chapters explains one of these correlates, using examples and commentary from researchers, school administrators, curriculum coordinators, university professors, and others. Chapter 8 discusses some implementation procedures. Chapter 9 reviews emerging trends in effective schools and school-improvement research and suggests future research directions. Each chapter is accompanied by numerous references. An appendix contains performance checklists for principals, superintendents, and board members. (MLH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Responsibility, Community Involvement, Educational Environment, Educational Trends, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Parent Participation, Principals, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Effectiveness, Teacher Expectations of Students
American Association of School Administrators (AASA), 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209-9988 (Stock No. 021-00315).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.