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ERIC Number: ED504004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 62
Abstractor: ERIC
Creating "Good" Schools: Observation and Discussion Tool Helping Young People and Adults Have Conversations about What Makes a "Good' Youth-Centered School
Joselowsky, Francine; Thomases, Jean; Yohalem, Nicole
Forum for Youth Investment
This tool was created in order to help young people and adults develop a common language for talking about how to improve schools. The tool provides educators, young people, administrators, policy makers, parents, community members and other stake holders with a common lens for reflecting on their schools and for planning change. It can also be useful in assessing the range of reform models and change strategies underway in a district or school at any given time. This tool can be used in a variety of ways, as presented in seven appendices: (1) Discussion Outline for Youth-Centered Learning Environments; (2) Self Assessment and Self Assessment Discussion Outline; (3) Preparing for a Visit to Another School; (4) Preparing for a Self Assessment of Your Home School; (5) Debriefing the Site Visit; (6) Suggestions for Next Steps; and (7) Observation and Discussion Tool: Abridged. (Contains 21 endnotes.)
Forum for Youth Investment. The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012-2031. Tel: 202-207-3333; Fax: 202-207-3329; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A