ERIC Number: ED448260
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Publication Date: 2001
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One Million Children: Success for All.
Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.
This book presents the components of Success for All and Roots & Wings, two comprehensive restructuring programs for elementary schools designed to make the idea that all children can learn a practical, daily organizing principle, especially in schools serving students at risk. Success for All, first implemented in 1987, was created to show how schools could ensure that virtually all children could learn to read and write. It uses research-based curricular strategies, individual tutoring, and active family support. Roots & Wings, which began in 1991, extends similar principles to mathematics, social studies, and science. Nine chapters examine: (1) "One Million Children: Success for All" (an overview); (2) "Reading, Writing, and Language Arts Programs"; (3) "Tutoring Programs"; (4) "Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Programs"; (5) "Roots & Wings: Adding Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics to Success for All"; (6) "Family and Student Support"; (7) "Facilitators and the Change Process"; (8) "Research on Success for All and Roots & Wings"; and (9) "Success for All, Roots & Wings, and School Reform" (the implications of research for compensatory education, special education, and school reform in general). Appendixes to the first five chapters present sample lessons, activities, and checklists. (Contains 131 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Mathematics Education, Parent Participation, Reading Skills, Science Education, Social Studies, Special Education, Tutoring, Writing Skills
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