ERIC Number: ED468974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership Schools: The Second Year of Whole School Reform Implementation, 2000-01 School Year. Findings from the External Evaluation.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.; Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Mallinson Inst. for Science Education.
This report documents findings from site visits and other data collected by the Schools of the 21st Century (S21C)-Detroit Annenberg Challenge External Evaluation Team during the 2000-01 school year regarding Detroit's Leadership Schools efforts. The S21C approach emphasized improving student-teacher relationships, enhancing school-community relationships, and redefining school and school district relationships. This whole school reform effort involved 42 schools divided into 10 clusters sharing a vision and collaborating on school reform. Technical assistance through the project included the Technical Support Consortium at Wayne State University, assistance through organizations that the S21C council represented, assistance from S21C program staff via regular visits and other communications, and visits from national and onsite facilitators representing comprehensive whole school reform models. The school district had an increasingly improved working relationship with S21C during the reform work. This report describes (1) "Whole School Reform in S21C Leadership Schools"; (2) "Implementation of Whole School Reform Models"; (3) "Efforts to Involve Parents"; (4) "External Partners and Community Participation"; (5) "Decision-Making at the School and Cluster Level"; (6) "School Facilities: The Physical Environment for Learning"; (7) "Impact of District Policies, Procedures, and Programs"; and (8) "Assisting Schools in the Whole School Reform Efforts." (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Parent Participation, Participative Decision Making, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Districts
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.; Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Mallinson Inst. for Science Education.