Keys to Effective Schools Educational Reform as Continuous Improvement

ISBN-10: 1412941016

ISBN-13: 9781412941013

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: Working in tandem with the powerful National Education Association's KEYS initiative (Keys to Excellence in Your Schools), this second edition focuses on how to change a school's organizational structure and culture to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Each chapter, revised and updated to address continuous improvement and narrowing the achievement gap, provides a wealth of knowledge from leading experts in the field including Patricia A. Alexander, Eva L. Baker, James A. Banks, Peter Cookson, Lorna M. Earl, Richard F. Elmore, Michael Fullan, Geneva Gay, Willis D. Hawley, Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Kenneth Leithwood, Ann Lieberman, Judith Warren Little, Lynne Miller, P. Karen Murphy, Fred M. Newmann, Sonia Nieto, Janet Ward Schofield, Walter G. Stephan, Gary Sykes, and Linda Valli. Educators at all levels, policymakers, and parents will discover how to apply the lessons learned from research. This essential handbook provides new chapters, including exemplary practice on teaching and learning for a multicultural society and on continuous school improvement. Now you can advance to the next level of change with an integral resource for school reform.

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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 10/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Willis D. Hawley is Professor of Education and Public Affairs at the Univer�sity of Maryland, where he served as Dean of the College of Education from 1993 to 1998. He taught at Yale, Duke, and Vanderbilt universities before going to Maryland. He has published numerous books, articles, and book chapters dealing with teacher education, school reform, urban politics, po�litical learning, organizational change, school desegregation, and educa�tional policy. His most recent research deals with the professional develop�ment of teachers, the education of teachers (in the United States and Japan), school restructuring and effectiveness, family influences on the academic performance of Southeast Asian children in the United States, and race re�lations. He has served as consultant to numerous public agencies, includ�ing the Executive Office of the President, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Depart�ment of Education, and the World Bank, as well as many state and local governments, foundations, and professional associations. He also organized and directs the Common Destiny Alliance, a coalition of national organi�zations and scholars interested in using research to improve intergroup relations.

Preface
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Educational Reform as Continuous Improvement
The Learner-Centered Principles: Their Value for Teachers and Teaching
Achieving High-Level Outcomes for All Students: The Meaning of Staff-Shared Understanding and Commitment
Professional Communication and Collaboration
Teacher Use of Formal Assessment in the Classroom
Assessment as Learning
Transforming Professional Development: Understanding and Organizing Learning Communities
Designing and Implementing School-Based Professional Development
Organizational Conditions to Support Teaching and Learning
Local School Districts and Instructional Improvement
Index
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