ERIC Number: ED398641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
What's Noteworthy on Learners, Learning, Schooling.
Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.
The major challenges for educational reform today are assembling disparate pieces of information to create sustainable systemic change and "scaling up" systemic reform to encompass all schools, all programmatic areas, all levels of schooling and diverse social contexts. Mid-continent Regional Education Laboratory (McREL) has begun to organize its work on systemic reform into three primary subsystems of educational systems--personal (the people domain), technical (policies and management structures), and organizational (curriculum learning and instructional strategies). This document contains articles that address areas within each of these domains. The articles in the first section focus on three important areas within the personal domain: (1) "Understanding the Keys to Motivation To Learn" (Barbara L. McCombs); (2) "Classroom Interactions and Achievement" (Loyce Caruthers); and (3) "Increasing Parental Involvement: A Key to Student Achievement" (Dan Jesse). The next three articles examine areas in the technical domain; (4) "The Metamorphosis of Classroom Management" (Fran Mayeski); (5) "Expanding the Definition of Technological Literacy in Schools" (James Fanning); and "Designing a Sustainable Standards-Base Assessment System" (Don Burger). The final two articles examine issues in the organizational domain: (7) "Developing Organizational Learning in Schools" (Susan Toft Everson); and (8) "A Framework for Managing Systemic Reform" (J. Timothy Waters and Franklin D. Cordell). (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.