ERIC Number: ED381856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
School Improvement Programs: A Handbook for Educational Leaders.
Block, James H.; And Others
This book is intended to serve as a sourcebook that provides descriptions of some of the best and most popular school- and classroom-improvement programs in America. It offers a comprehensive framework for selecting and adapting these programs to address a local school's particular needs. It was also designed to help school leaders understand and use major research-based school-improvement programs. Part 1 contains one chapter--"School Improvement: A Program Perspective," by James H. Block--which shows administrators how school-improvement programs can serve as fundamental tools for school improvement and change. Part 2 describes some major school-improvement programs. Each chapter describes the program's innovation, how it works, how well it works, and where it is headed. The chapters include: (2) "Cooperative Learning" (David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson); (3) "Critical Thinking" (Robert J. Marzano); (4) "Interactive Learning and Hypermedia Technology" (Robert Bortnick); (5) "Mastery Learning" (Thomas R. Guskey); (6) "Assessment as a School Improvement 'Innovation'?" (Richard J. Stiggins); (7) "Direct Instruction to Accelerate Cognitive Growth" (Douglas Carnine, Bonnie Grossen, and Jerry Silbert); (8) "Instructional Alignment" (S. Alan Cohen); (9) "Mastery Teaching" (Madeline Hunter); (10) "Peer Coaching: Quality through Collaborative Work" (Pam Robbins); (11) "Teaching for Literacy" (Peter Winograd and Connie Bridge); (12) "Writing Across the Curriculum" (Carol Dixon and Harold Horn); (13) "Learning from Accelerated Schools" (Henry M. Levin); (14) "Early Childhood Education" (David P. Weikart); (15) "Effective Schools: The Evolving Research and Practices" (Lawrence W. Lezotte); (16) "Invitational Education" (William W. Purkey); (17) "Outcome-based Education: From Instructional Reform to Paradigm Restructuring" (William G. Spady); (18) "The Quality School" (William Glasser); and (19) "The School Development Program" (James P. Comer). The third part provides guidelines for selecting and integrating some of the programs. Chapters include: (20) "Selecting School Improvement Programs" (Susan Toft Everson); and (21) "Integrating School Improvement Programs" (Thomas R. Guskey). Twenty-four figures are included, as well as a subject and author index. (Contains 434 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Mastery Learning, Outcomes of Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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