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What Works Clearinghouse, 2008
This study examined whether "Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools"[R] improve students' reading assessment scores. The study reported higher gains in reading assessment scores for students who participated in the "CDF Freedom Schools"[R] program than for students who did not participate, evaluating more than 3,000…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Scores, Reading Tests, Summer Programs
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Reid, Mark J. – Curriculum Journal, 2009
Few reports have been published about the deliberations on classroom curriculum conducted by teachers. This qualitative case-study explored the curriculum deliberations of three fourth-grade teachers who met weekly to plan social studies and science lessons. The teachers participated voluntarily and routinely produced viable plans for the coming…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Experienced Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Volunteers