ERIC Number: ED412285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Tried and True: Tested Ideas for Teaching and Learning from the Regional Educational Laboratories.
Levinson, Luna; Stonehill, Robert
This collection of 16 tested ideas for improving teaching and learning evolved from the work of the 1995 Proven Laboratory Practices Task Force charged with identifying and collecting the best and most useful work from the Regional Educational Laboratories. The Regional Educational Laboratory program is the largest research and development investment of the U.S. Department of Education designed to help in school improvement. Each laboratory applied its own criteria for selection so that quality standards are the measure of all the practices. The practices described are grouped into categories of early childhood education, instructional content and practice, teacher professional development, and school improvement strategies. The following programs are described: (1) Family Connections; (2) Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers; (3) Classroom Assessment Video Training Workshops; (4) Comprehensive School Mathematics Program; (5) Literacy Plus; (6) SEDL Follow Through Program; (7) Strategic Teaching and Reading Project (STRP); (8) Success for All and Exito para Todos; (9) Vocational Mentoring; (10) Dimensions of Learning; (11) Improving Multigrade Classroom Instruction in Small, Rural Schools; (12) Peer-Assisted Leadership; (13) Questioning and Understanding To Improve Learning and Thinking (QUILT); (14) Teaching Cases: New Approaches to Teacher Education and Staff Development; (15) Onward to Excellence; and (16) Successful Schools Process. Each program description discusses the ideas behind the program, how it can help teaching and learning, how it was tested, how it is being used, and ways to use it in the community. References and contacts are listed for each program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Minorities, Learning, Literacy, Mentors, Parent Participation, Professional Development, Rural Schools, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination.