ERIC Number: ED405196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Arizona Journey Schools Program: A Strategy for Change. Final Report.
Laughran, Laura J.; Shaw, Jerome M.
The Arizona Journey Schools Program (JSP) was a two-year professional development experience whose stated purpose was to build the leadership capacity of school/community teams and establish a network of professionals to support teams as they bring about systemic change in mathematics and science teaching, learning, and assessment. This report presents the results of a summative evaluation of the program. It is organized into four main parts: (1) basics of the Journey Schools Program; (2) an assessment of the extent to which the program achieved its declared outcomes; (3) anonymous case studies illustrating the program's impact; and (4) final thoughts on the proceedings. The program's major successes include bringing together teams with both school and community-based members, building the capacity of these teams to envision and implement systemic reform in mathematics and science education at their sites, and promoting the application of this reform to all students. The JSP's shortcomings included minimal meaningful involvement of community and parent representatives, the failure to establish an Internet-based electronic network among all participating schools, and poorly defined objectives with respect to equitable reform. Appendices to the main report contain copies of essential program documents as well as rosters with contact information for actual program participants. (JRH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation
WestEd Eisenhower Regional Consortium, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: WestEd Eisenhower Regional Consortium, Los Altos Hills, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona