Parent-Centered Early School

Parent-Centered Early School

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9mm | 408.23g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138994766
  • 9781138994768

Table of contents

Contents *Introduction *Research on Characteristics of Effective Schools/Chapter Overviews/Procedures Used in This Case Study *Highland the School *Highland's Origins/Demographics of Highland's Neighborhood, Two Decades On The Current Highland Program/Key Staff and Faculty Throughout Highland's History/Highland's Effectiveness: Academics, Students, Parents *Cultural Diversity at Highland * Highland's Admissions Policies/Five Concerns in Educating for Cultural Diversity/Goals for Multicultural Education/Stages in Developing a Multicultural Curriculum/Highland's Multicultural Curriculum Compared to the Six Stages *The Meaning of Community at Highland *The Elements of Highland's Vision of Community/"At Highland We All Help Each Other"/Highland Values Children/Highland's Spirit of Egalitarianism/Highland's Value of Nonviolence/The Collegiality of Highland's Staff *Recent Research on Parent Involvement *Socioeconomic Factors in Parent Involvement/The Effects of Parent Involvement on Student Achievement/The Effects of School Intervention Programs that Promote Parent Involvement/James Comer's Parent Involvement Model *How Highland Involves Its Parents *Three Types of Parental Attitudes about School Involvement/Educating Parents Formally/All Highland Parents Work in the School/Survey of Highland Parents, 1994 *Parents Govern Highland *Recent Experiments to Reform Decision Making in U.S. Schools/Parent Control at Highland/Survey of Highland's 1994-95 Parent Board Members *The Trustees of Highland *A History of Highland's Trustee Group/The Trustee Role/A Survey of Trustee Involvement and Attitudes/Trustees for an Urban Public School? *Highland's "Early School" Curriculum *Understanding the Montessori Model/The Highland Children's House (Three to Six Years)/The Montessori Model at the Junior Level in Highland Community School/How Highland Extends the Montessori Model/Highland Compared to Other Current National Reform Experiments Highland's Lessons for Public EducationMission and Values/Organizational Practices/What Can Highland School Tell the Public School? *Conclusion *References *Indexshow more