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Alvarez, Steven; Alvarez, Sara P. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
Research examining ethnolinguistic community schools (GarcĂ­a, Zakharia, & Otcu, 2013) proposes that local spaces not directly affiliated with schools sustain bilingualism and identity. Though researchers often theorize about how community schools sustain home language literacies, less research examines how local public spaces sustain…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Spanish, Mentors, English (Second Language)
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Schack, Gina D.; And Others – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1993
The view of educational equity underlying the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) is apparent in the Kentucky primary education program. In addition to race, class, and gender equity concerns, the KERA primary program encompasses equity for gifted and special needs learners and teacher education for equity. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Elementary School Students
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Whitford, Betty Lou; And Others – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1993
Two vignettes illustrate the new roles and responsibilities of primary grade and high school teachers under the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). Effects of the KERA on the changing needs and roles of teachers engaged in systemic reform are discussed. Classroom practice is becoming more activity centered. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Change
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Ronau, Robert N. – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1993
Describes three educational efforts in Kentucky that address the issue of access to mathematics for all children: (1) Learning Algebra through Technology, Investigation, and Cooperative Experiences (LATTICE) (high schools); (2) the Kentucky K-4 Mathematics Specialist Project; and (3) Partnerships for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Algebra, Cooperative Learning, Educational Change
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Simmons, Ella Smith – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1993
Under the Kentucky Education Reform Act, Kentucky has redesigned curricular policies and instructional practices and has set in motion a process for restructuring teacher education by defining new standards for effective teaching and new requirements for certification. Guiding principles to prepare a teaching force able to implement school reform…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Criteria, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Condon, Mark W. F.; Clyde, Jean Anne – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1993
Teacher educators in Kentucky must prepare teachers who can meet the demands of the state's schools as articulated in the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Teacher educators themselves must demonstrate the kinds of practices that students are expected to learn and must recognize diversity and optimize the success of diverse populations. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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DeLuca, Louis S. – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1993
One form of educational inequity faced by most students is that schools recognize only linguistic and logical intelligence and do not allow for forms of intelligence expressed through the arts. The performance-based assessments of the Kentucky Education Reform Act and the Kentucky Basic Arts pilot program address the multiple intelligences of…
Descriptors: Ability, Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Art Education
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Stroble, Elizabeth J. – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1993
Describes ways in which the content and assessment standards for Kentucky student portfolios enable students to achieve success under the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Portfolio evaluation and assembly concerns that threaten equity for Kentucky students are also discussed. Portfolio assessment criteria, rubrics, and student benchmarks communicate…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fischetti, John; And Others – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1993
Explores high school restructuring efforts under the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Issues of performance-based measures of learning and graduation requirements are discussed. Designing schools with the goal that all students succeed can overcome the friendly fire of cross-purposes in education. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
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Murray, Gloria J. – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1993
To enhance reform under the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), the University of Louisville has initiated the Housing and Neighborhood Development Strategies (HANDS) project linking education reform with the Louisville community. HANDS is an innovative and pragmatic partnership of businesses, government, universities, the school system, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College School Cooperation, Community Relations, Disadvantaged Youth