ERIC Number: ED422647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Transforming Classroom Practice. The Best of ASCD's "Update" Newsletters.
O'Neil, John, Ed.; Willis, Scott, Ed.
A consistent lesson from the literature on school change is that no single method exists for improving schools. In that spirit, this book presents a collection of short articles that address a wide sampling of ideas and trends in educational change. All the articles were originally published in "Education Update," the official member newsletter of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and "Curriculum Update," a quarterly supplement focusing on trends and issues in curriculums. The volume is divided into 12 parts. It focuses on bilingual education and English as a Second Language programs, with discussions on keeping native languages alive; character and values education and the importance of morality and service; conflict resolution, constructivism, and the need for problem-based learning; early childhood education, which includes strategies for supporting families and teaching young children; inclusion; ways to integrate the curriculum; multicultural education and choosing multicultural literature; multiple intelligences; strategies for preparing students for the workplace, such as school-to-work programs and tech-prep programs; thinking skills; and tips on moving students out of tracking programs. Numerous examples of schools that are initiating changes are provided throughout the text. (RJM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning, Thinking Skills, Values Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.