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ERIC Number: ED452294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 363
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9677945-2-8
PlainTalk about Education: Transforming Crisis Into Success. Proceeding of the PLAINTALK Summit (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 8-10, 1999). A Desk Reference on Educational Change.
Small, Robert D., Ed.; Thomas, Alice P., Ed.
This reference includes presentations that cover current research, best practices, and solutions to improve student achievement. The 25 chapters are: (1) "The Three Stories of Educational Reform: Inside; Inside/Out; Outside/In" (Michael Fullan); (2) "Hey, You with the Frontal Lobes: Brains for Educators, Educators of Brains" (Priscilla Vail); (3) "The Connections between Class Size and Student Success: A Mandate" (Charles Achilles); (4) "Student Self-Evaluation: What Research Says and What Practice Shows" (Carol Rolheiser); (5) "URGENT MESSAGE: Engaging Parents To Improve Student Achievement" (Anne Henderson); (6) "From Oracy to Literacy: Helping Children Attain Academic Success" (Katharine Butler); (7) "Reforming Teacher Education: New Rhythms for the Different Drummer?" (Jeffrey Gorrell); (8) "Discipline-Based Art Education: SmartArt" (Susan Holman); (9) "Connectedness: A Legacy to Our Children" (Edward M. Hallowell); (10) "Paying Attention to Attention: The Connection between Attention and Learning" (Gerard A. Ballanco); (11) "Reading Development, Reading Disorders, and Reading Instruction: Contributions from Research" (Reid Lyon); (12) "Teaching for Creativity: Two Dozen Tips" (Robert Sternberg); (13) "To Touch a Child's Heart and Mind: The Mindset of the Effective Educator" (Robert Brooks); (14) "The Mechanics of Remembering: Tricky Memory and Memory Tricks" (Glenda Thorne); (15) "The Juvenile Offender: An Opportunity To Change a Life" (David Admire); (16) "Dyslexia: What Is It, Really? Personal Reflections and Scientific Fact" (Emerson Dickman); (17)"Teacher Education Reform: So What's Important?"; (18) "Accountability"; (19) "Equity"; (20) "Solutions to the Reading Crisis"; (21) "Helping at Home"; (22) "Medicine, Learning and School"; (23) "Increasing Family Involvement"; (24) "Teacher Education in Louisiana"; and (25) "So What's Worth Fighting for in Education?" (SM)
Center for Development and Learning, 208 South Tyler Street, Covington, LA 70433 (members, $27; nonmembers, $30). Tel: 985-893-7777; Fax: 985-893-5443; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Development & Learning, Covington, LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana