This resource is the first comprehensive guide to the innovative practices of accelerated schools. The guide 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.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 1052 g
Dimensions: 283 x 210 x 21 mm
"Hopfenberg and Levin provide a powerful resource for creatingschools grounded in community, reflection, inquiry, and the beliefthat all children can be smart. Such schools can move away fromhierarchical, bureaucratic models in which only a few children are"winners" to become equitable and effective learning communitiesfor all. Here, at last, is a "how to" book on school reform thathelps educators confront the values, beliefs, and politics, as wellas the practices, that make changing schools so difficult."----Jeannie Oaks, professor of education, University ofCalifornia-Los Angeles
"The Accelerated Schools Project gives us an opportunity to workhard, be successful, and to fight off the temptations ofmediocrity." ----Michael O'Kane, prinicpal, Burnett Academy, SanJose Unified School District
"The accelerated schools philosophy takes our dreams and visions aseducators, parents, and students and turns them into reality."----Virginia Lynch, teacher, ARNONE Community Schools, Brockton, Massachusetts