ERIC Number: ED460239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Schools: Community Leadership, Excellence in Teaching, Systemic Change.
Poliakoff, Anne Rogers, Ed.
Basic Education, v46 n4 Dec 2001
This collection of essays discusses excellence and achievement in urban schools. "Needed: Excellent Teachers for Urban Schools" (Diane Ravitch) suggests that the best thing to do to help urban students is to ensure that they have excellent teachers. "Beyond the Courage to Change Urban School Systems" (Rudolph F. Crew) discusses how much difference the care, guidance, and attention of a teacher can make in the lives of young people. "An Excellent Education for All" (Wendy Kopp and Nicole Baker) identifies as the common characteristics of the most successful Teach for America corps members the fact that they approach their jobs in the same way that successful leaders in any context would. "How Houston Improved its Urban Schools" (Donald R. McAdams) identifies the key factor in the improvement of Houston's schools (the business and civic leadership of Houston and activist parents who made school improvement a priority, actively involved themselves, and worked closely with the board and district year after year). "Did You Know?" (Anne Rogers Poliakoff and M. Rene Islas) presents data on how the U.S. high school completion rate has remained constant, why lower graduation rates were reported by a private study, and declining science scores for 12th graders. (SM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, Poverty, Teacher Competencies, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.