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Norton, M. Scott – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016
Top-down mandates concerning the curriculum of the school leave no room for program creativity and program commitment. Yet principals and teachers are held accountable for student achievement results. Constitutionally, powers not granted to the United States are reserved to the States or to the people. This book's primary purposes center on the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, School District Autonomy, Institutional Autonomy, Teacher Responsibility
Schmoker, Mike – ASCD, 2011
Instead of piling on one new reform fad after another, here at last is a book that boils down solutions for improved schools to the most powerful, simple actions and structures that ensure you prepare all students for college, careers, and citizenship. Best-selling ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) author and renowned…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, College Preparation, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
Every district will benefit from understanding where it sits on the continuum of 21st century skills integration. The Milestones for Improving Learning & Education (MILE) Guide Self-Assessment tool helps districts accomplish this essential first step, covering the primary responsibilities and activities within a district. Subjects covered include:…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Guides, Educational Improvement, School Districts
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
To succeed in college, career and life in the 21st century, students must be supported in mastering both content and skills. This Implementation Guide presents state leaders, policymakers and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide 21st century skills initiatives. The Partnership for 21st Century…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Academic Standards, Student Evaluation, Guides
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
To succeed in college, career and life in the 21st century, students must be supported in mastering both content and skills. This Implementation Guide presents state leaders, policymakers and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide 21st century skills initiatives. The Partnership for 21st Century…
Descriptors: Skill Development, State Standards, Guides, Academic Standards
Taylor, Jason L.; Kirby, Catherine L., Bragg, Debra D.; Oertle, Kathleen M.; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Khan, Sadya S. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This guide begins with background information useful to understanding Illinois' framework for implementation and evaluation of Programs of Study. It starts with a visual depiction of the relationships between activity at the federal, state and local levels that evolved to the creation of Illinois' Career Cluster Model. This Model, which is based…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation
Kincheloe, Joe L., Ed.; Horn, Raymond A., Jr., Ed. – Praeger, 2007
Cognition, mind, counseling psychology, lesson plans, learning styles, and Vygotsky are just a few of the many subjects discussed in this exciting work. Educators, students, counselors, parents, and others will find new understanding as they read and browse. How does the immigrant experience affect student outcomes? What are the effects of poverty…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Environment, Standardized Tests, School Psychology
Braunger, Jane; Lewis, Jan Patricia – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2006
Teachers will use this edition, completely updated from the important 1997 publication, to make sound decisions about instructional programs and materials. They'll find a broad and balanced perspective for building a practice around the best possible evidence-based reading research. This new edition includes: Expanded core understandings with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Classroom Techniques, Literacy
Reid, Gavin – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005
This book is about learning styles and inclusion, but essentially it is about learning, and how to make learning more effective for all learners. To recognise the needs of learners as well as those of teachers, and at the same time appreciate that the inclusive education environment, irrespective of its merits, will present barriers for learners,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inclusive Schools, Individual Needs, Student Diversity
Bond, Sheryl – Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) / Bureau canadien de l’éducation internationale (BCEI), 2003
The third element in the Internationalization of the Curriculum series, "Engaging Educators" offers practical solutions to help faculty members internationalize their teaching practices. The purpose of these guidelines is to set out and share the full range of practices which were identified by faculty who participated in the Canadian…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Guidelines, Educational Practices
Nisivoccia, Joseph D. – 1995
This document contains a proposal for a district-wide multicultural high school curriculum for the Belleville Public Schools, Edison (New Jersey). The curriculum is designed to promote student bonding for peace and harmony by focusing on the total school environment and raising student, parent and staff consciousness about the many different…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment
Brickell, Henry M.; Aslanian, Carol B. – 1979
Based on the evaluators' experience with a large-scale curriculum development project, this manual is designed to aid those who plan and implement field tests of educational products (instructional procedures and materials) in natural school settings. Within the procedures discussed, problems likely to arise are described. The steps in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. – 1992
This loose-leaf compendium includes three types of brief research summaries: "topical synthesis,""close-ups," and "snapshots." The single topical synthesis is entitled "School-Community Collaboration to Improve the Quality of Life for Urban Youth and Their Families" (Kathleen Cotton). Close-ups consist of brief definitions and essential research…
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Office of Instruction. – 1983
This document presents guidelines developed by the Los Angeles Unified School District to help strengthen support from parents, the community, and community leaders for the school district's programs. It provides a statement regarding school and parent responsibilities and suggestions for how the school staff and parents, working together, may…
Descriptors: Attendance, Curriculum Development, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. – 1985
Issues for teachers and administrators to consider when introducing a new course in psychology at the high school level are listed in this checklist. The checklist is organized into the following sections: rationale for introducing a psychology course, target population, course content, teaching strategies, concerns for physical safety, ethical…
Descriptors: Books, Check Lists, Community Resources, Course Content
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