Getting to Excellent: How to Create Better Schools

Getting to Excellent: How to Create Better Schools

by Judith Langer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807744727

ISBN-13: 9780807744727

Pub. Date: 05/20/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Getting to Excellent is for everyone -- educators, parents, civic leaders -- who want students to think sharply, like learning, and have the high literacy skills that will open the path to success in school, work, and life. Using data from her groundbreaking study of diverse middle and high schools, Judith Langer shows us what makes the difference between highly…  See more details below

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Getting to Excellent is for everyone -- educators, parents, civic leaders -- who want students to think sharply, like learning, and have the high literacy skills that will open the path to success in school, work, and life. Using data from her groundbreaking study of diverse middle and high schools, Judith Langer shows us what makes the difference between highly effective schools and typical, business-as-usual schools. The text includes checklists to help administrators, teachers, and others place their own schools on the continuum from "typical" to "excellent" to identify areas that need improvement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807744727
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
05/20/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

1Successful schools follow a different drummer1
2Tests are used to enrich the curriculum, not to narrow it8
3Investing in professionalism pays off19
4The academic program gets frequent tune-ups30
5Instruction aims high and is responsive to students42
6Parents, community, and schools work together - really53
7Good schools are possible everywhere : one neighborhood, two schools65
8The road to change77
9Frequently asked questions89

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