ERIC Number: ED450205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-20
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Expanding the Accelerated Schools Coaching Model: New Applications To Enhance Parallel Reform Movements.
Mims, J. Sabrina
This article describes how the Los Angeles Accelerated Schools Center (LAASC) expanded the original role of the accelerated schools coach to enhance the effectiveness of parallel reform efforts. Two such efforts are the Design for Excellence Linking Teaching and Achievement (DELTA) collaborative and the Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project (LAAMP). Essential to both is increasing student achievement by transforming learning environments and teacher preparation. The California State University, Los Angeles, Charter School of Education is the only school of education to parallel the process being implemented by K-12 accelerated schools. It is the first to infuse the Accelerated Schools Project model into the transformation of teacher preparation to meet current school demands. This article presents a history of the LAASC and Charter School of Education and their partnerships with LAAMP and DELTA. It describes the DELTA university coach as an expansion of the traditional accelerated schools coaching model, presenting research on the effectiveness of the university coaching component in order to strengthen and refine the coaching model currently being implemented by university faculty working with transforming schools. Lessons learned throughout this process are noted, examining how they are impacting educator preparation at the Charter School of Education. (Contains 25 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Charter Schools, College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Education, Tutors, Urban Schools
Los Angeles Accelerated Schools Center, California State Univesity, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 ($20). Tel: 323-343-4362; Fax: 323-343-4362.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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