ERIC Number: ED419229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
What Works in Secondary Schools? Catching Up with Basic Skills.
Basic Skills Agency, London (England).
This report describes the work of the schools in the Local Initiative Grants Programme (which funded, through the Basic Skills Agency, 103 secondary schools throughout England and Wales), and draws upon the most effective practice identified in aspects of basic skills provision. Emerging from the work of the Local Initiative Grants Programme are clear lessons for the organization of programs of intervention in reading, spelling, and numeracy in Year 7; what works best with older children; the most effective role that teachers throughout the school can play to support literacy; the successful models of parental and other support; and the place of out-of-school support activities in encouraging basic skills improvements. The report provides evidence of the progress made by pupils in the project; analyzes the success of the schools' programs in raising standards of literacy and numeracy; and provides models of the elements of the literacy programs that proved most effective. Contains numerous unnumbered charts and figures of data; appendixes contain brief descriptions of the Local Initiative Grants Programme and the Basic Skills Agency, and a list of participating schools. (RS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Numeracy, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Spelling Instruction, Teacher Role
Basic Skills Agency, Admail 524, London WC1A 1BR, England; phone: 0870-600-2400; fax: 0870-600-2401; web address: www.basic-skills.co.uk
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Basic Skills Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)