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ERIC Number: ED450625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 20
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Transforming a School of Education via the Accelerated Schools Model.
Mims, J. Sabrina; Slovacek, Simeon; Wong, Gay Yuen
This paper describes how the Accelerated Schools Model has served as a catalyst for transforming the Charter School of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. The Accelerated Schools Project has been one of the largest and most comprehensive school restructuring movements of the last decade. The focus of Accelerated Schools is developing school cultures that are dedicated to providing highly enriched educational experiences for all children. The article begins with an overview of the Accelerated Schools Project and the Los Angeles Accelerated Schools Center and then continues with a discussion of the Charter School of Education at California State University, Los Angeles and its transformational process in terms of philosophy, implementation, and evaluation. The Charter School of Education was approved to operate as a charter school of higher education in 1994. As the first charter school of higher education in the United States, the school is freed from many system requirements, policies, and premises, allowing more creative experimentation in the teaching of teachers. The change processes at the university and the process at K-12 accelerated schools are described to share their parallel characteristics. The article concludes with discussions of the implications of the project for the future professional development of teachers and how the design of new programs should be largely driven by what is being learned in current K-12 reform efforts. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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