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Gasoi, Emily; Hare, Abby; Mallaney,Norah; Stevens-Morin, Hanna – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Descriptive Review, as developed by Patricia Carini and colleagues at the Prospect Center, is a process of deep observation and documentation that has proven to be an invaluable tool for teachers interested in gaining a more holistic view of their students and their work. In this article, a teacher educator and three classroom teachers share their…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Student Evaluation, Observation
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Carter, Carolyn J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
Charter school administrators weathered start-up woes, among them challenging students with unmet needs, verbal assaults, dwindling student enrollment, and a first-year budget deficit exceeding $200,000 to implement a reading improvement strategy that holds promise for helping at-risk students read better, a point particularly underscored…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Charter Schools, Small Schools
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Simon, Zachary; Cothern, Elizabeth; Wilson, Hannah; Gray, Ian; Kaplan, Andy – Schools: Studies in Education, 2007
Reading several documents from the early history of Francis W. Parker School and an essay by John Dewey entitled "The Need for a Philosophy of Education" helps the author's students gain some precision in defining what otherwise remain rather loosely held opinions about the core values of the school. For most of the students, these…
Descriptors: Values, Reflection, Educational Philosophy, Intellectual History