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ERIC Number: EJ745615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Letting Teachers Specialize
Butzin, Sarah M.; Carroll, Robin; Lutz, Bridget
Educational Leadership, v63 n8 p73-75 May 2006
Six years ago, South Heights Elementary School was the lowest-performing school in Kentucky's Henderson County School District. Teachers blamed poverty lack of parent involvement, poor discipline, and high staff turnover for the situation. Few expected to meet the state goals. Yet by 2004, South Heights was the fifth-highest-performing school in the district. In this article, the authors relate how the school embraced an instructional model called Project CHILD (Changing How Instruction for Learning is Delivered) to turn around its performance. Project CHILD restructures how teachers manage time. Students from various designated grade levels are all taught core academic subjects by one teacher designated for that subject, and are sometimes taught in multi-age groupings. Students keep the same teacher for that subject for three years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky