ERIC Number: ED402273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Breaking the Mold. An "Education Week" Occasional Series.
Education Week, Mar 1994-Jul 1995
Eight articles, published in various issues of "Education Week" starting in March 1994 and ending July 1995, track the work of eight educational reform design teams: (1) "Back to the Future" (Lynn Olson)--the virtues and values of the past in a modern context; (2) "A Welcome Change" (Ann Bradley)--instruction school management, and social services for students and their families at two South Central Los Angeles (California) schools; (3) "Adventures in Learning" (Joanna Richardson)--expeditionary learning builds on the principles of Outward Bound to teach about teamwork, leadership, and perseverance; (4) "The Outsider" (Mark Pitsch)--ways to categorize subject-area knowledge; (5) "Beyond Model Schools" (Lynn Olson)--a school system built around high standards that children can easily understand; (6) "A Community of Learners" (Meg Sommerfeld) students accumulate certificates of skills, either in traditional ways like tests or through local volunteer service; (7) "Connecting Technology" (Robert C. Johnston)--Co-NECT stresses technology, community involvement in school management, high performance standards, project-based learning, collaboration among staff, and frequent staff development; and (8) "Carry That Weight" (Debra Viadero)--Project ATLAS blends some prominent U.S. school reform approaches. (MAH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Nontraditional Education, Public Education, School Restructuring, Teaching Models
Education Week, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20008.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Editorial Projects in Education, Inc., Washington, DC.