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Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. – 1996
This packet contains seven research briefs in the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's (NWREL's) "School Improvement Research Series" for 1995-96. Topical Synthesis #8, "Community-Based Learning: A Foundation for Meaningful Educational Reform" (Thomas R. Owens and Changhua Wang) summarizes lessons that NREL has learned over the past 20…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Citizenship Education, Cooperative Education
Cotton, Kathleen; And Others – 1989
This is a collection of school improvement materials from the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NREL) school improvement research series. A topical synthesis, two "close-ups," and four "snapshots" focus on core aspects of early childhood education (ECE) and elementary education. The topical synthesis examines: (1) what…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Critical Thinking, Definitions, Early Childhood Education
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. School Improvement Program. – 1995
This packet contains a research synthesis and a collection of six research briefs. The research synthesis, "Effective Schooling Practices: A Research Synthesis, 1995 Update" (Kathleen Cotton), is the third edition of a research-synthesis document on effective schooling practices. It was originally used to support schools receiving training in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Dropout Prevention, Educational Improvement, Effective Schools Research
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. – 1988
This loose-leaf compendium includes three types of brief research summaries: "topical synthesis,""close-ups," and "snapshots." The single topical synthesis, by Kathleen Cotton, is entitled "Teaching Composition: Research on Effective Practices." Closeups consist of brief definitions, essential research findings, and guidelines for effective…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. – 1990
This packet contains a research synthesis and six research-based articles on effective schooling practices, educational time factors, expectations and student outcomes, teaching questioning skills, improving student attitude and behavior, teaching and assessing writing skills, and staff development to improve student writing. The first five of the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Effective Schools Research
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. – 1991
This packet of seven research-based articles on school improvement summarizes research on educating urban minority youth, discusses discipline and monitoring student progress, and describes four programs for improving elementary school mathematics and reading instruction. "Educating Urban Minority Youth: Research on Effective Practices" (K.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Discipline, Educational Improvement
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
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. – 1994
Three types of research summaries comprise this loose-leaf compendium: "topical synthesis,""closeups," and "snapshots." The single topical synthesis is entitled "Fostering Intercultural Harmony in Schools" (Kathleen Cotton). Closeups consist of brief definitions and essential research findings on the following topics: "Developing Employability…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cross Age Teaching, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships
Cotton, Kathleen; And Others – 1993
This loose-leaf compendium includes three types of brief research summaries: "topical synthesis,""close-ups," and "snapshots." The single topical synthesis is entitled "School-Based Management" (Kathleen Cotton). Close-ups consist of brief definitions and essential research findings on the following topics: "Developing Empathy in Children and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Empathy
Druian, Greg; And Others – 1987
This loose-leaf compendium, the first in a projected series of five, includes three types of brief research summaries: "topical synthesis,""close-ups," and "snapshots." The single topical synthesis, by Greg Druian and Jocelyn A. Butler is entitled "Effective Schooling Practices and At-Risk Youth: What the Research Shows." Close-ups consist of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
Cotton, Kathleen – 1988
Part of the School Improvement Research Series, this report describes two peer tutoring programs, one at the secondary and one at the primary level. The schools where the programs are conducted are both in the Lake Washington School District, across Lake Washington from Seattle. The report first cites Lake Washington High School (Kirkland), where…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship, Peer Influence
Cotton, Kathleen – 1988
A synthesis of research on teaching composition and on effective schooling, this report reviewed 36 documents to present findings on: writing as a process; instructional practices; instructional modes; and teacher training. As the major general finding from the research the report identifies, higher student achievement when the teaching approach…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation
Ward, Beatrice A. – 1987
The knowledge base regarding use of instructional grouping in the classroom includes findings from research on effective schools, effective teaching, student academic achievement, student perceptions of self and others, student motivation, student attitudes toward school, and student friendships and interactions in the classroom and school. A…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Homogeneous Grouping
Cotton, Kathleen; Conklin, Nancy Faires – 1989
This report reviews research on early childhood education and provides an annotated bibliography of key references. Sections focus on research on effective schooling, early childhood education, differential effects of program models and teaching practices, and congruence between the early childhood education research and the effective schooling…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Educational Practices
Cotton, Kathleen J. – 1988
This monograph focuses on classroom-level monitoring of student learning progress and what research says about the relationship between such monitoring and the student outcomes of achievement, attitudes, and social behavior. Findings of research studies on the topic are synthesized and 42 key references are cited and annotated. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework
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