Improved Test Scores, Attitudes, and Behaviors in America's Schools: Supervisors' Success Stories / Edition 1

Improved Test Scores, Attitudes, and Behaviors in America's Schools: Supervisors' Success Stories / Edition 1

by Rita Dunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897896874

ISBN-13: 9780897896870

Pub. Date: 10/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Education is a profession in which billions of federal dollars have been spent to reduce academic underachievement—particularly for minority children from poverty homes. Few funded programs have reduced failure on standardized achievement tests. Despite either repetition or innovation, most children who fail do not perform substantially better the next time

Overview

Education is a profession in which billions of federal dollars have been spent to reduce academic underachievement—particularly for minority children from poverty homes. Few funded programs have reduced failure on standardized achievement tests. Despite either repetition or innovation, most children who fail do not perform substantially better the next time around. On the other hand, practitioners who have used the Dunn and Dunn learning-styles approaches have reported statistically higher standardized achievement test scores among average, poorly achieving, and special education students.

This book is based on the practical, diverse experiences of more than thirty different supervisors throughout the United States. Representing a variety of urban and suburban locations with diverse student populations, each supervisor was able to obtain significantly higher standardized achievement test scores for his or her student populations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897896870
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Supervisor Success Stories: What Worked for Whom, Where, When, and Why by Rita Dunn and Thomas C. DeBello

Bart Kelliher, Dorothy Robertson, Richard Quinn, Gail Lewis, and The Buffalo City Schools: Supervisors Providing a Very Special Education for All Students by Thomas C. DeBello

Wanda Dean: The Journey of a Blue Ribbon School Supervisor from Oxford, Mississippi to Washington, DC

OOOOOOOklahoma, Where Styles Come Sweeping Down the Plain: How Sue Ellen Read Is Helping the State "Do Just Fine!" by Rita Dunn and Jeannie Ryan

Penny Todd Claudis: Curriculum Supervisor and Learning-Styles Coordinator, Shreveport, Louisiana by Andrea Honigsfeld and Rita Dunn

June Hodgin and the Saga of Alta Vista Elementary School, Abilene, Texas by Thomas C. DeBello

The Most Profound Gift a Teacher Can Share: Larry Howie and the Chico Unified School District, California by Roger Callan and Rita Dunn

Imogene Carroll Teaches Teachers to Teach Themselves: Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama by Maryann Kiely Lovelace and Rita Dunn

Mary Laffey: Missouri's "Principal of the Year" by Andrea Honigsfeld and Rita Dunn

Ann Brailo: Big-City Director of Special Education by Andrea Honigsfeld and Rita Dunn

Tana Martin Finds That Learning Styles Add Up in El Campo, Texas by Maryann Kiely Lovelace and Rita Dunn

Jan Meritt Sees Merit in Using Learning Styles with All Students in Klamath Falls, Oregon by Maryann Kiely Lovelace and Rita Dunn

Mary Cecilia Giannitti: Guiding Angel of Hempstead's Sacred Heart by Thomas C. DeBello and Rita Dunn

Patti Lemmon: A Delicious Kansas Lemmon- Aid! by Jeannie Ryan and Rita Dunn

A 100 % Pass Rate on the Statewide Exam for Graduation: T.Y. Harp Made It Happen! by Nancy Montgomery and Rita Dunn

Emmett Sawyer: Leveling the Playing Field at Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri by Jeannie Ryan and Rita Dunn

A Learning-Style High School Grows in Brooklyn: Roger Callan Creates a Demonstration Model Through Faith by Nancy Montgomery and Rita Dunn

llisa Sulner Sets the Stage for Success in Special Education by Nancy Montgomery and Rita Dunn

Where in the World Is Carolyn Brunner? Learning-Style Training in International Schools by Karen Burke and Rita Dunn

Jack Gremli and Music Education: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer by Karen Burke and Rita Dunn

Denise Parker: Oakland's Reading Expert by Thomas C. DeBello

Bill Turns Over a New Leaf in Rural Cascade, Idaho by Jeannie Ryan and Rita Dunn

Over the Rainbow with Dorothy Logan-Alexander in Brookhaven, Mississippi by Thomas C. DeBello

The Educational Spirit of St Louis: Sr. Natalie Lafser Brings Learning Styles to the Archdiocese by Nancy Montgomery and Rita Dunn

Heralding a Hudson Valley Highlight: Regina White, the First Internationally Awarded Pioneer in Learning-Styles Research by Nancy Montgomery and Rita Dunn

Roland Andrews: From the 30th to the 83rd Percentile in Three Years with Poverty, Minority Children! by Rita Dunn and Jeannie Ryan

Magnetech's Gwen Cox: The Believe-in-the-Teaching-Staff Lady by Thomas C. DeBello

With a Song in Her Heart: Dee Ainsworth of Manchester, Missouri by Thomas C. DeBello

Joan DellaValle: A New Yorker Brings Learning Styles to Her Long Island School by Thomas C. DeBello

Susan Wellman: Wisconsin Classroom Teacher Turned Staff Developer by Thomas C. DeBello

Sherrye Dotson: "Learning Styles Is Just the Way We Teach!" by Nancy Montgomery, Rita Dunn, and Thomas C. DeBello

Julia Kron: Empowering Teachers to Become Instructional Leaders in North Carolina by Nancy Montgomery and Rita Dunn

Denise Stephenson: A Southern Lady Brings Style to Davidson County, North Carolina by Karen Burke and Rita Dunn

Epilogue. Alabama Mary and Learning Styles: "This Ain't the Army, Mrs. White!" by Karen Burke and Rita Dunn

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