ERIC Number: ED377594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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World Class Schools: An Evolving Concept.
Jenkins, John M., Ed.; And Others
The concept of "world class," often used in reference to education, lacks a precise, universal definition. This book presents case studies of exemplary schools. The foreword by Fenwick W. English presents a developmental concept of world-class education, in which fair and comparable standards, with sufficient room for sociocultural differences among nations, would be the norm. Following the introduction and overview by Herbert J. Wahlberg, the case-study chapters are: (1) "The Thomas Haney Centre: A School for All Reasons" (John M. Jenkins); (2) "The Key Renaissance Middle School: Extending the Notion of Multiple Intelligences" (Patricia J. Bolanos); (3) "Littleton High School: Direction 2000--Rethinking the American High School" (Tim Westerberg, Rosalind Thomas, and Thomas Stein); (4) "Urban Academy: A Success Story" (Mary Ann Raywid); (5) "The Westside Example: Facilitating High Commitment" (BetsAnn Smith); (6) "Lyman High School: Preparing Students for a High Tech World" (Kay F. Bush, Beverley Freeman, and Carlton Henley); (7) "Redwood Valley Middle School: Shared Leadership" (Sharon D. Kruse); and (8) "Wausau East High School's International Baccalaureate: A World-Class Education in Your Own Back Yard" (Mary Ellen Marnholtz). In the concluding chapter: "World Class Schools: What Can We Learn from Examples?" Karen Seashore Louis describes four common features shared by the case-study schools--vision, structure, culture, and leadership--and offers suggestions to principals for implementing them. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Program Effectiveness, School Effectiveness
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.