ERIC Number: ED413674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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World Class Elementary Schools: Agenda for Action.
Haynes, Richard M.; Chalker, Donald M.
Many school systems across the country promise a world-class education for their students. This book defines what a world-class elementary school is and provides guidance for those wishing to lead their schools to meet the standards. Chapter 1 introduces the definition of world-class schools and identifies 10 nations that represent the finest education systems in the world: Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Taiwan, Israel, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the American elementary school and its historical and philosophical evolution. The following six chapters present elements of world-class education: curriculum and instruction, teaching, governance, assessment, students, and parents and communities. Each of the six chapters contains an abstract, a discussion of the topic's global perspective, and an agenda for developing a world-class elementary school. Chapters 9 and 10 describe characteristics of elementary schools in New Zealand and Japan. The final chapter provides an overview of what world-class elementary schools could look like in the United States, including suggestions for staff development and planning, and a checklist for planning an agenda for action. Contains an index, chapter references, 16 tables, and 11 figures. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Economic Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, International Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching (Occupation)
Technomic Publishing Company, Inc., 851 New Holland Ave., Box 3535, Lancaster, PA 17604 ($44.95).
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; New Zealand