ERIC Number: ED478530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Saving Our Students, Saving Our Schools: 50 Proven Strategies for Revitalizing At-Risk Students and Low-Performing Schools.
Barr, Robert D.; Parrett, William H.
This volume provides a collection of research that documents the effectiveness of 50 strategies for improving student learning and schoolwide performance. Much of the research, and resulting strategies cited here, was prompted by No Child Left Behind. The 50 strategies address the following topics: basic education; best pedagogical practices; brain-compatible learning; caring and understanding; collaboration; communities of support; diversity; gender; administrative leadership; student leadership; parents, families, and communities; poverty; reading; respect and social and emotional growth; safety and violence; school environment; classroom environment; schoolwide improvement; and standards and assessments. The book is divided into three parts: (1) "Accepting the Challenge to Teach All Students"; (2) "50 Proven Strategies for Schools and Classrooms"; and (3) "Summoning the Will and Determination to Leave No Child Behind." Each of the 15 chapters contains many tables, figures, sidebar material, worksheets, checklists, action steps, and a list of suggested readings. Additionally, the book contains an outline of No Child Left Behind, a visual index of the 50 strategies, a subject index, and a bibliography containing 262 references. (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Disadvantaged Schools, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Partnerships in Education, School Effectiveness, Standards, Student Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001