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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897896870
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

RITA DUNN is Professor, Division of Administrative and Instructional Leadership, and Director, Center for the Study of Learning and Teaching Styles, St. John's University, New York.

THOMAS C. DEBELLO is Principal at Setauket Elementary School, Setauket, New York and the author of many practitioner-oriented articles on successful school-based learning-style practices.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Successful Supervisors: What Worked for Whom, Where, When, and Why
1 Bart Kelliher, Dorothy Robertson, Richard Quinn, Gail Lewis, and the Buffalo City Schools: Supervisors Providing a Very Special Education for All Students 1
2 Wanda Dean: The Journey of a Blue Ribbon School Supervisor from Oxford, Mississippi to Washington, DC 11
3 OOOOOOOklahoma, Where Styles Come Sweeping Down the Plain: How Sue Ellen Read Is Helping the State "Do Just Fine"! 21
4 Penny Todd Claudis: Curriculum Supervisor and Learning-Styles Coordinator, Shreveport, Louisiana 32
5 June Hodgin and the Saga of Alta Vista Elementary School, Abilene, Texas 37
6 The Most Profound Gift a Teacher Can Share: Larry Howie and the Chico Unified School District, California 42
7 Imogene Carroll Teaches Teachers to Teach Themselves: Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 51
8 Mary Laffey: Missouri's "Principal of the Year" 56
9 Ann Braio: Big-City Director of Special Education 61
10 Tana Martin Finds That Learning Styles Add Up in El Campo, Texas 66
11 Jan Meritt Sees Merit in Using Learning Styles with All Students in Klamath Falls, Oregon 69
12 Mary Cecilia Giannitti: Guiding Angel of Hempstead's Sacred Heart 73
13 Patricia Lemmon: A Delicious Kansas Lemmon-Aid! 79
14 A 100 Percent Pass Rate on the Statewide Exam for Graduation: T. Y. Harp Made It Happen! 84
15 Emmett Sawyer: Leveling the Playing Field at Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri 94
16 A Learning-Styles High School Grows in Brooklyn: Roger Callan Creates a Demonstration Model Through Faith 100
17 Ilisa Sulner Sets the Stage for Special Education Successes in New York 108
18 Where in the World Is Carolyn Brunner? Learning-Styles Training in International Schools 116
19 Jack Gremli and Music Education: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer 122
20 Denise Parker: Oakland's Reading Expert 130
21 Bill Turns Over a New Leaf in Rural Cascade, Idaho 134
22 Over the Rainbow with Dorothy Logan-Alexander in Brookhaven, Mississippi 138
23 The Educational Spirit of St. Louis: Sr. Natalie Lafser Brings Learning Styles to the Archdiocese 143
24 Heralding a Hudson Valley Highlight: Regina White, the First Internationally Awarded Pioneer in Learning-Styles Research 152
25 Roland Andrews: From the 30th to the 83rd Percentile in Three Years with Poverty, Minority Children! 161
26 MagneTech's Gwen Cox: The Believe-in-the-Teaching-Staff Lady 166
27 With a Song in Her Heart: Dee Ainsworth of Manchester, Missouri 170
28 Joan DellaValle: A New Yorker Brings Learning Styles to Her Long Island School 174
29 Susan Wellman: Wisconsin Classroom Teacher Turned Staff Developer 179
30 Sherrye Dotson: "Learning Styles Is Just the Way We Teach!" 182
31 Julia Kron: Empowering Teachers to Become Instructional Leaders in North Carolina 193
32 Denise Stephenson: A Southern Lady Brings Learning Styles to Davidson County, North Carolina 202
Epilogue. Alabama Mary and Learning Styles: "This Ain't the Army, Mrs. White!" 207
App. A International Learning Styles Network 215
App. B Supervisor's Success Story Survey and Implementation Chart 217
Index 221
About the Editors and Contributors 225
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