The Accelerated Schools Resource Guide / Edition 1by Wendy S. Hopfenberg, Henry M. Levin, and Associates
Pub. Date: 10/29/1993
-- Jeannie Oaks,
"Hopfenberg and Levin provide a pwerful resource for creating schools grounded in community reflecton, inquiry, and the belief that all children can be smart. . .Here at last is a ?how-to' book on school reform that helps educators confront the values, beleifs, and politics, as well as the practices, that make changing schools so difficult."
-- Jeannie Oaks, professor of education, UCLA
This resource is the first comprehensive guide to the innovative practices of accelerated schools. It summarizes the lessons learned by the project staff and the family of over 300 accelerated schools working together during a seven-year period. It is designed to be used by a wide variety of participants for training, discussion, and guidance in the move to transform schools nationwide.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Guide to the Guide
1. Children in At-Risk Situations
2. What Are Accelerated Schools?
3. Getting Started
4. The Inquiry Process
5. Group Dynamics and Meeting Management
6. Creating Powerful Learning Experiences
7. The What of Powerful Learning: Developing Meaningful Curricula
8. The How of Powerful Learning: Instructional Innovations and Rediscoveries
9. The Context of Powerful Learning: Supportive Organizational Elements
10. Family and Community Involvement
11. How Will I Know If My School Is Accelerating?
AppAndix: The Inquiry Process: A Notekeeping Device
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