ERIC Number: ED374546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Inside Three Schools: A Midterm Look at the Effective Schools Initiative of the New Jersey Department of Education.
Meister, Gail; Austin, Susan
This paper describes second-year outcomes in three New Jersey schools that participated in the Effective Demonstration Schools Project, a grants program that encouraged school-based improvement. The purpose of the three-year grants, awarded during the 1985-86 school year, was to improve students' basic skills performance through the application of principles associated with effective schools research. Data were obtained from site visits and interviews with teachers, administrators, and parents. The three schools included the Red Bank Primary School, Elizabeth School #2, and Atlantic City High School. Findings indicate that the schools differed in their project implementation approaches, but each utilized the principles of inclusion, information and imagination, and incentives. The schools included people in decision making, gathered information about the situation, imagined what could be, and utilized the incentives of success and money to sustain a vision of their schools as effective schools. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey