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NCJ Number: 149262 Find in a Library
Title: Seeking Effective Schools for African American Children: Strategies for Teachers and School Managers
Author(s): B Bryant; A H Jones
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 80
Sponsoring Agency: Caddo Gap Press
San Francisco, CA 94118
Publication Number: ISBN-1-880192-01-2
Sale Source: Caddo Gap Press
3145 Geary Boulevard
Suite 275
San Francisco, CA 94118
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook focuses on five longstanding correlates for effective schools, postulated by Ron Edmonds based on research in successful inner-city schools attended mainly by black children.
Abstract: The research demonstrated that children viewed as hard to reach can be educated effectively if the appropriate elements are present in the school environment. These elements are (1) strong administrative leadership; (2) a climate of expectation, in which no children are allowed to fall below minimum effective levels of achievement; (3) an atmosphere that is orderly without being rigid; (4) priority on achievement of basic skills, with energy and resources diverted from other areas to this crucial purpose; and (5) continual monitoring of student progress, so that everyone involved can remain constantly aware of progress in relation to instructional objectives. Guidelines and scenarios are presented based on these five elements. 18 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Criminology; Education; Equal opportunity education; Schools
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