ERIC Number: ED420928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Students at the Center: A National Teleconference on School Reform. Selected Readings.
Shaughnessy, Joan M., Ed.
This book contains readings supplement information provided by a group of principals, teachers, and researchers participating in the U.S. Department of Education's National Satellite Teleconference, "Students at the Center." The March 1998 broadcast shared key findings on planning, implementing, and sustaining comprehensive school reform. Readings are organized around critical reform aspects: improving student learning, creating a professional learning community; and engaging families and communities. The readings specifically concern developing school-improvement plans, focusing on instruction, redefining school leadership, pursuing data-driven school improvement, identifying effective learning communities, and involving parents and the community in students' learning. Selections include: "Focus on School Improvement: A Planning Guide" (Far West Laboratory); "Theories of Learning and Teaching: What Do They Mean for Educators?" (Suzanne Wilson and Penelope Peterson); "Leadership and Organizational Vitality" (Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal); "Data Driven School Improvement" (James Johnson); "Professional Learning Communities: What Are They and Why Are They Important?" (Shirley Hord); "Constructing Communities of Cooperation" (Ann Lockwood); "Excellence in Professional Development and Professional Community" (Judith Warren Little); "School, Family, and Community Partnerships" (Mavis Sanders); "Community-Based Learning: A Foundation for Meaningful Educational Reform" (Thomas R. Owens and Changhua Wang); and "New Directions in Parent Involvement" (Norm Fruchter). Resources and directory information are provided. (MLH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.