ERIC Number: ED393961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Creating Effective Schools: An In-Service Program for Enhancing School Learning Climate and Achievement. Revised Edition.
Brookover, Wilbur B.; And Others
The goal of this manual is to produce a learning climate in which students will master certain academic skills and knowledge regardless of their socioeconomic or minority background. This second edition provides materials, references, ideas, and a framework for developing a positive learning environment and an effective school learning climate. The 11 modules are: (1) "Preparation for In-service" (training); (2) "An Effective School Learning Climate"; (3) "Expectations for Learning"; (4) "Changing the Organization"; (5) "Grouping and Tracking"; (6) "Effective Instruction"; (7) "Academic Engaged Time"; (8) "School Discipline and Classroom Management"; (9) "Cooperative Mastery Learning"; (10) "Reinforcing Achievement"; and (11) "Assessing Student and School Performance." Guaranteeing that all schools are safe and orderly is a first precondition for educational improvement. Organizing schools structurally so that they become true academic learning communities is a second requirement, and building a consensus that tracking is inimical to creating an effective school learning climate is a third precondition for reform. Each module contains bibliographies. (Contains 10 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Guides, Inservice Education, Lesson Plans, Minority Groups, School Effectiveness, Skill Development, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Expectations of Students, Time Factors (Learning), Track System (Education)
Learning Publications, Inc., 5351 Gulf Drive, P.O. Box 1338, Holmes Beach, FL 34218-1338 ($28.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A