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Organizing Schools For Improvement: Lessons From Chicago
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Organizing Schools For Improvement: Lessons From Chicago

Bryk, Anthony S., Sebring, Penny Bender, Allensworth, Elaine, Luppescu, Stuart, Easton, John Q.
 
ISBN:   0226078000   List Price:    INR 1,979.60
ISBN-13:   9780226078007       (USD 28.00)
Publisher:   University Of Chicago Press   Pages:    328
Binding:   Paperback   Language:    English
Pub. Year:   2010      
 
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In 1988, the Chicago public school system decentralized, granting parents and communities significant resources and authority to reform their schools in dramatic ways. To track the effects of this bold experiment, the authors ofOrganizing Schools for Improvementcollected a wealth of data on elementary schools in Chicago. Over a seven-year period they identified one hundred elementary schools that had substantially improved—and one hundred

 

The authors of this illuminating book identify a comprehensive set of practices and conditions that were key factors for improvement, including school leadership, the professional capacity of the faculty and staff, and a student-centered learning climate. In addition, they analyze the impact of social dynamics, including crime, critically examining the inextricable link between schools and their communities. Putting their data onto a more human scale, they also chronicle the stories of two neighboring schools with very different trajectories. The lessons gleaned from this groundbreaking study will be invaluable for anyone involved with urban education.

Acknowledgments

Prologue: A Tale of Two Schools

Introduction: A Rare Opportunity to Learn about School Improvement

 

1    Developing Appropriate Outcome Indicators

2    A Framework of Essential Supports

3    Testing the Framework of the Essential Supports

4    Probing Deeper: Organizational Mechanisms

5    Trust, Size, and Stability: Key Enablers

6    The Influences of Community Context

 

Summary and Conclusions

 

Appendix A:Socioeconomic Status Factor

Appendix B:A Value-Added Indicator: A School’s Academic

Productivity Profile

Appendix C:Overview of the Fourteen Indicators for the Five Essential Supports

Appendix D:Probability Experiment to Evaluate Results Presented in

Figure 3.3

Appendix E:Interview Questions from the Project on Human Development

in Chicago Neighborhoods

Appendix F:Coefficients from Analyses of Leadership in Chapter 4

Appendix G:Value-Added Replication Results for 1997 through

2005

Appendix H:Efforts of the Consortium on Chicago School Research to

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