ERIC Number: ED382724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Effective Schools Research.
Levine, Daniel U.; Lezotte, Lawrence W.
Research studies that have focused on identifying the characteristics or correlates of elementary and secondary schools that are unusually effective are reviewed, concentrating on the "effective schools" movement. Research on effective schools supports the conclusion that they rank high on certain characteristics frequently referred to as "effective schools correlates," here reviewed for elementary schools in the general groupings of: (1) productive school climate and culture reflecting shared values; (2) a focus on student acquisition of central learning skills; (3) appropriate monitoring of student progress; (4) practice-oriented staff development at the school site; (5) outstanding leadership; (6) salient parent involvement; (7) effective instructional and organizational arrangements; (8) high operational expectations and requirements for all students; and (9) multicultural instruction and sensitivity. Research has concentrated on the elementary grades; the applicability of these correlates at the secondary level requires further study. Resilience, consistency, and persistence seem to be hallmarks of effective schooling. (Contains 157 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Environment, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Institutional Characteristics, Multicultural Education, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, School Culture, School Effectiveness, Staff Development, Teacher Expectations of Students
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: Chapter 29 in the "Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education," p525-47. See UD 030 379.