ERIC Number: ED377637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Gathering the Dreamers: The Transformation Process to a Learner-Centered School. The Reinventing School Series. Part Two and Viewing Guide. Videotape.
Burrello, Leonard C.; DiLaura, Nancy
This videotape and viewing guide present an emerging learner-centered paradigm of teaching and learning and answer questions of why and how a staff changes its practices. The viewing guide describes the elementary school in the videotape, noting the full inclusion of 50 students identified as disabled, the team approach in which teachers are renamed "facilitators," and the emphasis on meeting the individual needs of each student. The guide summarizes components of the program, curriculum domains and characteristics (derived from the Essential Behaviors for Learning model), changing responsibilities and roles, levels of excellence and quality indicators, and technology integration and support. An observation guide outlines eight aspects of the transformation process to a learner-centered school, including identifying the need for change, contextual factors, professional and/or community relationships important in supporting change, decisions which support generalization of innovations, the role of internal school governance, key elements of the model, barriers encountered, and principles for model replication. (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Innovation, Educational Principles, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Mainstreaming, School Restructuring, Social Integration, Staff Development, Teaching Models
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($160, $125 members; Stock No. M5067 for the set $288, $225 members; 44-minute VHS videotape).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: For part 1, see EC 303 564.