ERIC Number: EJ882917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
Making Urban Schools Better Places for Students, Teachers, and Families: An Interview with Charles Payne
Teale, William H.; Scott, Jerrie L.
Reading Teacher, v63 n8 p701-704 May 2010
By titling his 2008 book about urban school reform "So Much Reform, So Little Change," Charles Payne summed up the feelings of many educators. Although the school reform movement has been active nearly two decades and has gone through various phases of implementing policies and practices, there appears to be little overall significant improvement in urban student achievement or school environments during that time. Intrigued by his perspectives on reform in urban schools, the editors of the Urban Literacy department conducted an interview with Payne, hoping to broaden their ideas about how to approach change in urban settings.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Interviews, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Kindergarten, Children, Elementary Education, Reading Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
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