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Crocco, Margaret; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca; Segall, Avner – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Today's youth increasingly are being expected to engage in civil deliberation in classrooms while simultaneously living in a society with a high level of political incivility. However, teaching students to argue--particularly in oral form--is enormously complex and challenging work. In this article, the authors report on a study of four high…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, High Schools, High School Students
Pecheone, Raymond L.; Whittaker, Andrea – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
This is an era of transformation in the preparation, induction, and assessment of prospective teachers. The tension between local and state control is at the heart of the debate. States should be responsible for establishing performance standards that ensure that new teachers are well-prepared, competent, and ready to teach. This is why the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preservice Teachers, Standards, Teacher Education Programs
Chrispeels, Janet H. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2002
Describes several elements of the Effective Schools Process and how they were implemented in the Oxnard School District in partnership with the California Center for Effective Schools at the University of California Santa Barbara. Reports on changes in teacher attitudes and perceptions a year and a half after implementation. (Contains 12…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Leadership, Management Teams
Odden, Allan – Phi Delta Kappan, 2001
The first of two sections discusses two major factors compelling a rethinking of school finance: standards-based education and the shift from equity to adequacy in school-finance litigation. The second section summarizes five compilations of research findings related to these two factors. (PKP)
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Goertz, Margaret E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2001
Uses data from a multistate, multidistrict study of education reform conducted by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania to examine the roles of federal, state, and local governments in standards-based reform and how intergovernmental relationships have influenced education-reform policies and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research
Rotberg, Iris C.; Futrell, Mary Hatwood; Holmes, Anne E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2000
In recent case studies, teachers' strong endorsement of National Board standards highlights the importance of encouraging policies that will increase participation and success rates and contribute to their equitable distribution. However, teachers face significant problems due to inadequate information and wide variations in available support…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Policy
Rallis, Sharon F.; MacMullen, Margaret M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2000
Brown University's Annenberg Institute for School Reform studied the accountability work of 18 Annenburg Challenge schools in 6 states. These schools' experiences show what inquiry-minded schools can do to take ownership of internal and external standards and use state-assessment data to improve performance. (Contains 15 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Inquiry, Productivity, Standards