Doubling Student Performance

Author: Allan R. Odden

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452209173

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 765

Research-based strategies for turning around low-performing schools! This valuable text combines the latest research with a national study of diverse schools that dramatically increased student achievement by implementing key strategies and reallocating resources.
10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance

Author: Allan R. Odden

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452208992

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 942

[header tag]Research-based strategies for turning around low-performing schools! With case studies and tools, this companion book to Doubling Student Performance expands on ten research-based strategies for driving significant, measurable gains in student achievement.
Doubling Student Performance

Author: Allan R. Odden

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412969638

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 609

At a time when the United States is struggling with far-reaching educational reform, school leaders need a blueprint that can dramatically improve student success and then support that success by effectively reallocating and managing available resources. Doubling Student Performance combines the latest research with the authors' national study of diverse schools that were able to significantly boost student achievement. Strategies focus on reducing class size, promoting professional development, locating necessary funding, and providing academic support to struggling students. School leaders will find Examples and case studies that include high-minority and high-poverty schools 10 key strategies for dramatically increasing student achievement, such as setting ambitious goals and emphasizing a collaborative culture Clear steps and specific tools to successfully reallocate resources This book is a valuable tool for educators and policy makers who understand that reform is only possible when schools have the human and financial resources to do it. Book jacket.
Raising School Quality in Developing Countries

Author: Bruce Fuller

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105027051437

Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 993

Low levels of student achievement and school quality persist in developing countries. This document reviews the importance of school quality in increasing literacy and influencing economic growth in developing nations. Improvements are discussed in terms of: (1) school quality and economic development; (2) defining school quality; (3) improving school quality; and (4) increasing school efficiency. Evidence suggests that low school quality accounts for low literacy levels and achievement among children in developing nations and that little progress has occurred in improving school quality in the poorest countries since 1970. Definitions of school quality should focus on characteristics that influence student achievement and on efforts that encourage more efficient management and effective local school staff. Little research has been conducted about the influence of teaching practices and classroom organization on achievement levels, but access to textbooks and writing materials and teacher quality consistently influence student achievement. Methods for studying the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of management practices in terms of increased school quality are reviewed, and investments that can be reduced without causing detrimental effects are identified. Tables and a 94-item bibliography are included. (Author/JHP)
Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities

Author: Mary Anne Prater

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X030113871

Category: Education

Page: 564

View: 464

Centered on the most recent, scientifically-based practices, Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities, 1/e, comprehensively details everything that pre-service teachers need to effectively teach students with mild to moderate disabilities. This text includes not only empirically validated instructional strategies, but an array of relevant topics, such as the application of technology to the field and implications for changing demographics within U.S. schools. Each chapter in the book follows a pattern of instruction, by providing key topics, key questions, scenarios, “Technology Spotlights,” teacher tips, summary statements, and review questions. This consistency in format throughout the text helps facilitate learning for both instructor and student. Each chapter also includes the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards that are addressed within the chapter, helping instructors align course content to accreditation standards.
Double-shift Schooling

Author: Mark Bray

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132383030

Category: Education

Page: 132

View: 619

Double-shift schooling primarily aims to extend and minimise unit costs. However, some systems only achieve these goals at the expense of educational quality. Planners may be faced with difficult choices when designing systems. Drawing on experiences on a wide range of countries, this publication highlights the advantages and problems of double-shift systems. Comparison is made with single-shift systems, and also with systems having triple, even quadruple shifts. This publication will be useful to planners at sub-national levels as well as national levels. It will also be valuable to head teachers and others responsible for running double-shift schools.
School Finance: A Policy Perspective

Author: Allan Odden

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UOM:39015070709624

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 709

School Finance is a core text for all masters and doctoral level students of educational administration that - in addition to a clear and concise presentation of the subject - offers unique computer simulations in which students can apply school finance formulas to better understand the real-world consequences of decisions and allocations.