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Stephens, D. Brent
Improving struggling schools : a developmental approach to intervention / D. Brent Stephens
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, c2010
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 4th Floor  LB2822.82 .S84 2010    AVAILABLE
 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL 371.2 STE    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) School improvement programs -- United States -- Case studies
Educational planning -- United States
School management and organization -- United States
Low-performing schools -- United States -- Case studies
School failure -- United States -- Case studies
Physical Description xi, 222 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-213) and index
Contents Struggling schools : three case studies. Stoddard school : five years in intervention ; Tanner school : one year in intervention ; Connington school : seven years in intervention -- Understanding intervention's problems and potential. What's going wrong with intervention? ; Creating a developmental profile to assess schools' needs ; Twelve steps toward supporting struggling schools ; A developmental approach to intervention
Summary Improving Struggling Schools draws on a blend of case studies and the emerging body of research on failing schools to identify patterns in the challenges they face. Arguing that school improvement is a developmental process, Stephens points out that struggling schools look very different and need very different kinds of support as they move from stage to stage. He outlines a new approach that takes into account the patterns of growth and change in troubled schools, the foundational dilemmas schools face as they navigate this trajectory, and the overarching need to overcome the isolation and confusion that so often thwart schools efforts to move forward
Series SOE Curriculum Lab

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