ERIC Number: ED465826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Schools Extending Excellence: EiC Annual Report, 2000-2001.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
The Excellence in Cities (EIC) program was introduced in the United Kingdom in 1999 to improve school achievement. It involves partnerships between the government, local education authorities, and local schools, and it works to transform and improve secondary education. This report describes how EIC has begun to transform the educational experience of city children in 48 Phase 1 and Phase 2 local education authorities where the program has been implemented for 2 years and 1 year, respectively. It examines emerging statistical data, preliminary findings from independent evaluation of the program, and illustrative case studies emerging from EIC partnerships and their schools. The following six sections are included:(1) Excellence in Cities: The Story So Far; (2) Meeting Individual Pupil Needs: The Three Key Strands Learning Mentors, Learning Support Units, and Provision for the Gifted and Talented; (3) Strengthening School Provision: From City Learning Centres to Beacon and Specialist Schools; (4) The Primary Extension Project; (5) Making a Difference: Measured Impact; and (6) Action for the Future. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Mentors, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Student Needs, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom