ERIC Number: EJ799325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Systemic and Organizational Obstacles in the Tale of the Reading Coach: A Commentary
O'Connell, Lynn M.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v18 n2 p156-168 Apr 2008
In this commentary on Al Otaiba, Hosp, Smartt, and Dole's article (this issue), key strengths, limitations, and systemic issues in the consultation project are identified. It is posited that despite expanded opportunities for school improvement since the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001) and clear evidence that improvement is warranted, school improvement remains an extremely difficult process. Several positive elements in the Al Otaiba project are identified. The need for increased attention to systemic variables, a closer examination of existing district policies and resources, and the need for systematic professional development are identified as project elements that may have improved the outcome.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Professional Development, Organizational Change, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001