ERIC Number: ED398658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Best Ideas from America's Blue Ribbon Schools, [Volume 1.] What Award-Winning Elementary and Middle School Principals Do.
National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
Principals from the 1991-1992 Blue Ribbon Schools--those schools selected by the U.S. Department of Education that have demonstrated an unusual ability to create an atmosphere that promotes learning for "everyone"--were asked to share a "best idea" that they had put into practice in their schools. Selected from over 100 submissions, the "best ideas" illustrate new or unique approaches to school issues in the categories of: strengthening curriculum content; educating for citizenship and character; implementing cooperative learning; making the best use of technology; involving parents; encouraging teacher professionalism; building community-school/business-school partnerships; helping students who are at-risk and preventing drop-outs; restructuring efforts and school improvement; and even more "best ideas" (a potpourri of ideas that don't fit any of the categories listed). The foreword was written by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley and the introduction was written by Samuel G. Sava, Executive Director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. A list of the 1991-1992 Blue Ribbon Elementary and Middle Schools is included. (AA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Citizenship Education, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Leadership, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Principals, Public Relations, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Technological Advancement, Values Education
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For 1995 edition (Volume 2), see EA 027 993.