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10 Traits of Highly Effective Schools: Raising the Achievement Bar for All Students
Contributor(s): McEwan-Adkins, Elaine K. (Author)

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ISBN: 1412905281     ISBN-13: 9781412905282
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
OUR PRICE: $35.10  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: July 2008
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Annotation: Featuring helpful tools, authentic examples, teacher reflections, and more, this resource identifies the critical attributes of schools that enable all students to attain academic excellence.
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BISAC Categories:
- Education | Educational Policy & Reform
Dewey: 371.102
LCCN: 2008017827
Physical Information: 0.8" H x 6.9" W x 9.9" (1.15 lbs) 224 pages
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Index, Table of Contents
 
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How can you tell if your school is successful? Does a new school building make a difference? High test scores? What about small class sizes? Does the presence of innovative programs indicate quality? Ten Traits of Highly Effective Schools identifies the critical attributes, distinguishing qualities, and unique characteristics of effective schools that enable all students to attain academic excellence. Each chapter features one of the ten research-based traits and covers: A comprehensive description of the trait Research supporting the part that each trait plays in raising the achievement bar Snapshots of the trait in schools and districts as well as longer vignettesReflections about the trait from teachers, principals, and central office administrators who have helped create effective schoolsObservations and opinions from noted thinkers, theorists, and scholarsTools and processes to help facilitate the development of the trait in schools

This invaluable resource also presents a "10 Traits Audit" for use in your school or district, and includes websites, resource lists, model mission statements, sample reports, and service listings.


Contributor Bio(s): McEwan-Adkins, Elaine K.: - Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement (2004), Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance (2003), Making Sense of Research: What's Good, What's Not, and How to Tell the Difference (2003), Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition (2003), Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks (2002), and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers: How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers (2001).

McEwan was honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and advanced degrees in library science (MA) and educational administration (EdD) from Northern Illinois University.

 
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