ERIC Number: ED401055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Organizing for Schooling. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v23 n7 Aug 1996
This newsletter focuses on schoolwide approaches to issues of major concern to educators, from the perspective of providing equal education for all children. "Supporting School Improvement in Reading through Professional Development" (Rogelio Lopez del Bosque, Abelardo Villarreal) describes a professional development program that empowers administrators and teachers to take ownership of a student-centered curriculum that, in turn, motivates students to adopt new reading strategies. The program also builds capacity in the school district to initiate and sustain positive change. "Desegregation to Inclusion: Embracing a Full Spectrum of Diversity" (Laura Chris Green) discusses a full inclusion program in which teacher support teams and regular, bilingual, and special educators merge their expertise to help individual students and restructure their classrooms as needed for all students. "Alternative Schools: Short-term Solution with Long-term Consequences" (North Carolina Education and Law Project) summarizes the qualities that alternative schools need to succeed, the features that make them fail, and the unintended impact of alternative schools on regular public schools. "The Hopwood Case: What It Says, What It Doesn't Say, The Future of the Case and 'The Rest of the Story'" (Albert Kauffman) analyzes a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that struck down the University of Texas law school's admissions policy and that is being interpreted as the death of affirmative action. "High Failure Rates: Quality or Ineffectiveness?" (Abelardo Villarreal) proposes a process through which a task force of parents, administrators, and teachers can address high failure rates in their school. "School Restructuring: A Continuing Imperative" (Roy Johnson) presents various elements, steps, tasks, and stages of school restructuring that have been identified by reform experts, and calls for a systemic strategy that combines the involvement of all stakeholders. (TD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.