ERIC Number: ED436851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Different Routes in Similar Directions: The Case Study of Cranwood Learning Academy. Transforming Learning Communities.
Peck, Jacqueline K.
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. This report discusses an innovative program at an elementary school in Cleveland, Ohio. The case study is presented as a vignette that describes the change process and the forces that sustained this process. It provides a history of the school and outlines a typical day. The text focuses on the leaders in the reform efforts and discusses the context of student learning and the influence of multiple intelligence theory, multi-age classroom structures, and community-service learning programming on change. Information on the context of adults working together and the role of the lead teacher, decision-making structures, and professional development are also described. A third context, the context of a wider network of stakeholders, is discussed, along with the external forces--neighborhood, community, and parents--that influenced change. The twists and turns that accompanied the change process are likewise explored. The last chapter describes the need to understand the tensions that accompany reform. Two appendices list the study methodology and an academic-achievement plan. (Contains 22 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.