ERIC Number: ED418174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Tools for Schools: School Reform Models Supported by the National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students.
Talley, Susan; Martinez, D. Hollinger
The 27 school reform models presented in this publication have been supported, at some time in their development and dissemination, by the National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department Education. As part of its mission, the Institute supports the development of research-based knowledge and strategies promoting excellence and equity in the education of children and youth placed at risk of educational failure. The Institute supports a coordinated and comprehensive program of educational research primarily through national research and development centers, mult-year contracts, and a field-initiated studies program. This publication represents the compilation of information about 27 school reform models that have received support for development, expansion, adaptation, or evaluation through the Institute's research program. The primary purpose of this publication is to provide information to practitioners and policymakers who have decision-making authority for improving the performance of schools with significant at-risk student populations. The information provided on each of the 27 models is intended to give readers a fairly in-depth view of what is required for a school to implement the model. Each model description was prepared by the model's developer through a format developed by the Institute and identifies contact persons and other sources that may be accessed for additional information. The document is divided into three sections: (1) "Comprehensive School Reform Models"; (2)"Classroom and Curriculum Redesign Models"; and (3) "Professional Development Reform Models." The first appendix groups the models by center/program affiliation, grade levels, and educational priorities. The second appendix presents information on the National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students and its mission, program, and staff. (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on the Education of At-Risk Students (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.