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Nieto, Sonia; López, Alicia – Teachers College Press, 2019
A must read for new teachers and seasoned practitioners, this unique book presents Sonia Nieto and Alicia López, mother and daughter writing about the trajectories, vision, and values that brought them to teaching, including the ups and downs they have experienced and the reasons why they have stubbornly remained in one of the oldest, most…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Sherbourne, Peter – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article gives an insider's account of the campaign, ultimately successful, to end the system of educational selection at age 11 on the island of Guernsey.
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
Brown, Lyn Mikel; Flaumenhaft, Jenny – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Lyn Mikel Brown and Jenny Flaumenhaft describe the use of student-centered principles to engage in curricular reform in an under-resourced rural elementary school. With a specific focus on student empowerment and self-determination, and in collaboration with students and teachers, Transforming Rural Experience in Education (TREE) integrated…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Rural Schools
Reynolds, Arthur J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Arthur Reynolds describes the significance, development, and effects of preschool to 3rd grade approaches. This school reform strategy integrates services and supports transitions, thereby increasing achievement, sustaining gains, and realistically reducing achievement gaps. Evidence from the Child-Parent Center (CPC) program is reviewed to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gap, Instructional Effectiveness
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Carlin, Matthew; Clendenin, Nathan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
This article seeks to provide a new reading of the work of Celestin Freinet and his use of the printing press. Specifically, this article aligns Freinet's approach to teaching and learning with a counter-reformation in pedagogical thought-an approach that places him both within and outside of the 'progressive' turn in education that began to…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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Huinker, DeAnn – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2019
Mathematics education at the high school level is not working for many students. Although there has been steady improvement in mathematics learning at the elementary and middle school levels across the United States, for the past decade, student achievement has remained essentially flat at the high school level (NCES 2015, 2016). One possible…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Hawkins, Beth – Education Next, 2019
Forty-one percent of U.S. adults ages 25 and older have no more than a high school education, and 26.5 million people in that age bracket--12 percent of them--lack even that. Today, many adult basic education (ABE) programs are run by the local K-12 school district, but academic courses and career training are frequently lumped together with…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Public Schools
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Coe, John – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
This article sketches a vision of how primary education needs to be re-shaped to let schools focus more sharply on the development of children as individuals. Rapid social change requires a fundamental re-thinking of formal education and assessment. High-stakes testing must end. Greater weight must be given to the application of knowledge and…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Education, Educational Needs
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DeArmond, Michael; Maas, Tricia – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
To better understand what it might take for school leaders to spearhead innovation in personalized learning schools, this paper draws on lessons from a two-year study of personalized learning in 39 schools. The schools were part of two ambitious initiatives funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation--the Next Generation Systems Initiative…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Elementary Schools, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Leadership
Eaton, Annelise; Poulos, Jennifer; Stevens, Alison B.; Anderson, Janet – American Educator, 2018
The scholarly learning environment that characterizes the Mildred Avenue K-8 School, today seemed impossible five years ago, when the school was among the lowest performing in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Between 2004 and 2013, the average tenure for a principal at the school was just 18 months, with five new principals arriving during those…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Urban Schools, School Turnaround, Public Schools
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Magsumov, Timur A.; Artemova, Svetlana F.; Balanyuk, Leonid L. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
The article deals with regional problems of primary education in the Vyatka province of the Russian Empire during the period of 1869-1878. The author pays attention to the development of one-year and two-year schools, reveals the characteristic features of education development and takes into account regional specifics. The Complete Collection of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education
Fullan, Michael; Pinchot, Michelle – Educational Leadership, 2018
School change expert Michael Fullan and principal Michelle Pinchot collaborated on an experiment: As Pinchot tackled her first years turning around the culture of Heritage Elementary School in California--using ideas Fullan has promoted about school culture and leveraging teachers' power--she and Fullan checked in every few months on how the work…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Change, Sustainability, Elementary School Teachers
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Stanford, Angela; Wilson, Connie; Barker, Emily – Science and Children, 2018
One plausible method for ensuring students are truly understanding science fundamentals beyond being actively and intellectually engaged is to consider how informal learning environments can provide meaningful relevancy by connecting to real-world instances. Transforming traditional science centers into informal learning centers will ensure that…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Science Education, Informal Education, Educational Change
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon; Guerra, Patricia L. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
Inspired by true events, this case presents how the Northwestern Elementary leadership team confronts the challenges of deficit thinking on their campus. An action research study uncovers a glaring lack of cultural responsiveness in practice, concerning Black and Hispanic students. Motivated by these findings, Anne, a White principal and Myra, a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Action Research, Disadvantaged, Culturally Relevant Education
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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Bocala, Candice – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case is designed to highlight issues related to data inquiry in education, the role of leaders (specifically building-level administrators) in setting conditions for effective data conversations on teams, and the challenge of developing and deepening data use in a school over time. It was created based on interviews with a real elementary…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Data Analysis
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