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ERIC Number: ED428943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-30
Pages: 117
Abstractor: N/A
Closing the Achievement Gap: Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning. Results of a Nationwide Study.
Lieberman, Gerald A.; Hoody, Linda L.
This report relates the story of the schools, teachers, and students involved in implementing the framework known as the Environment as an Integrating Context (EIC). The results of a nationwide study, a description of the major concepts and assumptions underlying EIC, an exploration of the range of successful EIC programs across the United States, and an analysis of the implications of EIC-based education for student learning and instruction are presented. Observed benefits include better performance on standardized measures of academic achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies; reduced discipline and classroom management problems; and increased engagement and enthusiasm for learning. (Contains 25 references and 17 tables.) (DDR)
State Education and Environment Roundtable, 16486 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite 328, San Diego, CA 92128; Tel: 619-676-0272; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: State Education and Environmental Roundtable, San Diego, CA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For Executive Summary, see SE 062 033. Photographs may not reproduce clearly.