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ERIC Number: ED509052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 420
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-0228-6
Doc: The Story of Dennis Littky and His Fight for a Better School
Kammeraad-Campbell, Susan
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
This riveting account of Dennis Littky and how his ideas turned around a troubled rural high school--the first school named to the acclaimed Coalition of Essential Schools--gives you a behind-the-scenes perspective on how principal leadership can accomplish positive change. Read how Littky's philosophy of personalized learning--one student at a time--quickly achieved dramatic improvements, including a decrease in dropout rates from 20% to 1.5% and record numbers of college-bound graduates. And learn how school improvement ideas that now seem commonplace today--such as high expectations, individualized curriculum, positive learning communities, and a focus on student competencies--had to be carefully nurtured among students, established through collaborative teamwork, and fought for in the community.
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development