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Brown, Elizabeth G.; Scott-Little, Catherine – 2003
Encouraged by evidence linking quality early care/education programs and improved student outcomes, a variety of school readiness programs and initiatives have been created. This report reviews and synthesizes evaluation studies conducted on early childhood interventions, focusing on programs emphasizing a school readiness goal. The report…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Literature Reviews, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Children
Crawford, James – Equity and Choice, 1990
Research in bilingual education remains underdeveloped, and despite 20 years of classroom experience, curricular and methodological refinements, and gains in student achievement, there is continued skepticism about its effectiveness. Contends there has been overreliance on simplistic and ill-designed evaluation research and urges instead basic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Research
Natriello, Gary; And Others – 1988
This report develops a topology of approaches to high school dropout prevention, and uses it to examine and review the effectiveness of existing programs, and to identify major gaps in current practice and research. Research on dropouts was reviewed to identify the kinds of students who drop out and their reasons for dropping out. Based on this…
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropout Research
McMullan, Bernard J.; And Others – 1988
This document summarizes the literature on the causes of dropping out, reviews national dropout prevention initiatives, proposes a set of principles to guide dropout prevention programs, and recommends a framework of policies for the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Public Schools. The dropout literature indicates that dropping out is a developmental…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Educational Improvement, Educational Principles