NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ764600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Schools at Work: Targeting Proficiency with Theory to Practice
White-Hood, Marian
Journal of Negro Education, v75 n1 p4-15 Win 2006
Profound problems in public schools require solutions that are often difficult to implement. Although we, as a society, see the future embodied in the students, our promise to educate them is often not reflected in our practices. A lack of will is evident. The following article explores the notion of "schools at work" and provides strategies grounded in theory that can be applied to practice. It illuminates and crystallizes themes of emerging leadership, the complexities of school life, collaboration and parental involvement, teacher quality, the underpinnings of accountability, and the human science perspectives. The article describes how a principal subjectivity and personally "lived" the experience of No Child Left Behind while targeting proficiency. (Contains 3 figures.)
Journal of Negro Education. Howard University, P.O. Box 311, Washington, DC 20059. Tel: 202-806-8120; Fax: 202-806-8434; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001