ERIC Number: ED397476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
School Improvement Research Series: Series X, 1995-96.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This packet contains seven research briefs in the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's (NWREL's) "School Improvement Research Series" for 1995-96. Topical Synthesis #8, "Community-Based Learning: A Foundation for Meaningful Educational Reform" (Thomas R. Owens and Changhua Wang) summarizes lessons that NREL has learned over the past 20 years about various community-based learning programs. Close-Up #19, "Educating for Citizenship" (Kathleen Cotton), describes issues concerning the content and processes of civic education. Close-Up #20, "School Size, School Climate, and Student Performance" (Kathleen Cotton), reviews research literature that examined the relationships among school size, school climate, and student performance. Snapshot #37, "Providing Integrated Services in an Inner-City School" (Joan Shaughnessy), relates how a small inner-city public elementary school--the Family Academy, New York, New York--designed an approach that successfully integrated social services with academic learning. Snapshot #38, "Integrating Middle School Curriculum around Real-World Issues" (James W. Kushman) describes how Waldo Middle School in Salem, Oregon, integrated middle-school curriculum around real-world issues. Snapshot #39, "Improving Elementary School Climate" (Kathleen Cotton), describes how Bonneville Elementary School in Pocatello, Idaho improved its school climate. Snapshot #40, "Leading an Inner-City School to 'Overall Excellence'" (Kathleen Cotton), describes how an inner-city school--the Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Seattle, Washington--received national recognition for overall excellence through the leadership of the principal and key staff members. References accompany most of the briefs. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Citizenship Education, Cooperative Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Experiential Learning, Integrated Services, Learning Experience, Learning Strategies, Organizational Climate, School Size
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.