ERIC Number: ED436842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Whatever It Takes: The Case Study of Dawson-Bryant Elementary School. Transforming Learning Communities.
Varrella, Gary F.; Haas, Brenda; Castle, Tom; Toadvine, Wendy; Washburn, Donald, Jr.; Mays, David W.
This book is part of a series of case studies that demonstrate better ways to educate Ohio's students. The case study is part of the Transforming Learning Communities (TLC) Project, designed to support significant school-reform efforts among Ohio's elementary, middle, and high schools. The text presents a case study based on an elementary school in southern Ohio. The introduction provides a historical overview of the school, which is followed by a description of the role that the community plays in the life of the school. The text focuses on the community connection, looking at the key elements, the vital place of the school in the community, the themes that run throughout the school community, the role of support teams, and the informal connections that abound in the school. The report provides a review of reform strategies, technology's role, the need for leadership in initiating change, the tension that accompanied the modified schedule, and how teachers, parents, and other stakeholders viewed change in the school. The last chapter examines the ethos of commitment, the dilemmas over the direction of change, the elements of successful change, and the movement toward community. Three appendices discuss methodology, the experience of change, and other information. (Contains 37 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.