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Rowan, Brian; Miller, Robert J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2007
This article develops a conceptual framework for studying how three comprehensive school reform (CSR) programs organized schools for instructional change and how the distinctive strategies they pursued affected implementation outcomes. The conceptual model views the Accelerated Schools Project as using a system of cultural control to produce…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Instructional Improvement, Program Implementation, Acceleration (Education)
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Lockwood, Jane – English for Specific Purposes, 2012
The primary focus of this article is the investigation of how current applied linguistic research into the nature of call centre communication breakdown in business processing outsourcing (BPO) sites such as India and the Philippines, can impact English communications training program content and design for this industry. It is argued that a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Language Research, Applied Linguistics, Program Effectiveness
Vernez, Georges; Karam, Rita; Mariano, Louis T.; DeMartini, Christine – RAND Corporation, 2006
This study was designed to fill the "implementation measurement" gap. A methodology to quantitatively measure the level of Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) implementation that can be used across a variety of CSR models was developed, and then applied to measure actual implementation of four different CSR models in a large number of schools. The…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, School Restructuring, Parent Participation
Aladjem, Daniel K.; LeFloch, Kerstin Carlson; Zhang, Yu; Kurki, Anja; Boyle, Andrea; Taylor, James E.; Herrmann, Suzannah; Uekawa, Kazuaki; Thomsen, Kerri; Fashola, Olatokunbo – American Institutes for Research, 2006
The National Longitudinal Evaluation of Comprehensive School Reform (NLECSR) is a quantitative and qualitative study of behavior, decisions, processes, and outcomes. It employs a quasi-experimental design with matched treatment and comparison schools. NLECSR seeks to determine the effects of CSR models on student achievement in about 650…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Middle Schools, Educational Change, Social Capital
Houle, Erik Richard – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In Contemporary Standard Russian (CSR) and Contemporary Standard Polish (CSP) nominal possession is conveyed by means of the adnominal genitive. In this construction the dependent follows the noun it modifies and is marked morphologically for possession in the genitive case. The head noun is marked morphologically for any one of the six…
Descriptors: Russian, Polish, Syntax, Grammar
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Wetherill, Karen S.; Applefield, James M. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2005
Comprehensive school reform (CSR) projects are being funded throughout the United States in a determined effort to improve the performance of public education. The multidimensional nature of comprehensive school reform presents unique challenges for explaining widely discrepant outcomes among schools. These challenges are addressed in a study of 8…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Public Education, Organizational Change, Educational Change
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Borman, Geoffrey D.; Hewes, Gina M.; Overman, Laura T.; Brown, Shelly – Review of Educational Research, 2003
This meta-analysis reviews research on the achievement effects of comprehensive school reform (CSR) and summarizes the specific effects of 29 widely implemented models. There are limitations on the overall quantity and quality of the research base, but the overall effects of CSR appear promising. The combined quantity, quality, and statistical…
Descriptors: Control Groups, School Restructuring, Evaluators, Poverty
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Jitendra, Asha K.; DuPaul, George J.; Someki, Fumio; Tresco, Katy E. – Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2008
Although children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exhibit significant academic difficulties in school settings, considerably less attention is devoted to remediating their academic problems when compared to behavioral and social difficulties. The purpose of this article is to review empirically supported academic interventions…
Descriptors: Evidence, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Phonological Awareness, Educational Practices
Ross, Steven M.; McDonald, Aaron J.; Gallagher, Brenda McSparrin – Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP), 2005
This report presents student-level achievement results for the four charter schools that began operation in Tennessee during the 2003-04 academic year. To conduct a rigorous and valid analysis of student achievement outcomes at these schools, we employed a matched program-control design at the student level, whereby each charter school student was…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 4, Grade 7, Grade 6
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Mohr, Lois A.; Webb, Deborah J.; Harris, Katherine E. – Journal of Consumer Affairs, 2001
Interviews with 48 consumers found that they desired moderate to high levels of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Precontemplators (n=16) did not base purchasing on CSR and contemplators (n=11) only moderately. The action group (n=8) had stronger beliefs about CSR but did not always purchase accordingly. Maintainers (n=9) practiced socially…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Business Responsibility, Consumer Economics, Corporations
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Munoz, Marco A. – Planning and Changing, 2007
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of Ramp Up to Advanced Literacy, an unbundled Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) model, on the reading achievement of ninth grade students in a large urban school district in Kentucky. Using a pre- and posttest impact evaluation design, data from participating and non-participating…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Reading Achievement, Grade 9
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Grip, Richard S. – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2004
Large numbers of rural districts have experienced sharp declines in enrollment, unlike their suburban counterparts. Accurate enrollment projections are required, whether a district needs to build new schools or consolidate existing ones. For school districts having more than 600 students, a quantitative method such as the Cohort-Survival Ratio…
Descriptors: School Districts, Rural Schools, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends
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Shippen, Margaret E.; Houchins, David E.; Calhoon, Mary Beth; Furlow, Carolyn F.; Sartor, Donya L. – Remedial and Special Education, 2006
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has mandated sweeping accountability in public education. Low-performing urban schools find themselves in the crossfire of political and educational divergence. Comprehensive school reform (CSR) models predate NCLB, but the impact of their implementation has been even more pronounced since the passage of NCLB.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Middle School Students, Disabilities, Urban Schools
Scudder, David F. – 2002
An empirical evaluation of the federal class-size reduction (CSR) program in Wake County, North Carolina, during the 1999-2000 school year is presented. The qualitative process evaluation showed implementation issues involving the mechanics and the meaning of CSR. Often, schools did not understand where CSR occurred because of changing enrollment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
Na-songkhla, Jaitip – Online Submission, 2011
Chulalongkorn University collaboratively worked with the Office of Basic Education, and Department of Highways, with support from a Corporate Social Responsibility Unit (CSR) of Toyota motor Thailand in a Road Safety Project. The project was aimed at cultivating a social awareness, "from a school to a community", using a set of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Safety Education, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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