Education and Service Learning Resources Online
This is a collection of informational
resources related to both Character Education and Service Learning (in
two sections). It is the online version of an article printed in Social
Studies Review. The links are arranged so that background and general resources
are listed at first, followed by more specific items after. At the end
is a small set of related resources.
School/College Make a Difference?
Excellent analysis of education and
its relationship to economics and income, including international implications.
History of Education Site
Links to Web sites and documents that
are related to the history of education.
Research and Improvement: Reports and Studies
The following is a collection of full-text,
comprehensive, timely analyses of major educational topics such as systemic
reform, the relationship between time and learning, and research-informed
transformation of instruction. Includes several classic reports and studies.
A wonderful gathering of various resources,
from school reform to education technology, well-organized and quite comprehensive.
Interesting hypertext book about what
a professor thinks is wrong with education, and how to reform it. W3 version.
This is a guide for teachers, administrators,
coordinators and community members with an interest in using technology
to improve education for all students.
the ERIC Digests
The ERIC Digests are short reports (1,000
- 1,500 words) on topics of prime current interest in education, targeted
specifically for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other practitioners,
but generally useful to the broad educational community.
Education Goals: Building a Nation of Learners
This page provides electronic access
to a variety of publications issued by the National Education Goals Panel.
Includes: Goals Reports, Annual reports designed to measure the amount
of progress made by the nation and the states toward the eight National
Education Goals; and Standards and Assessments, which includes a 1997 series
of papers on state and professional efforts to implement challenging academic
By: What American Teenagers Really Think About Their Schools
Public high school students want their
schools to have much tougher academic standards and higher expectations,
according to Getting By: What American Teenagers Really Think About Their
Schools, a new study released today by Public Agenda.
Building Blocks of Research: An Overview of Design, Process and Outcomes
This document, created by Debbie Abilock,
tries to tease out the relationships among information literacy, problem
solving, curriculum design and teaching.
Legislation and planning related to
the national push for K-12 restructuring.
of Essential Schools
One of the visionary leaders in the
school restructuring movement.
Commission of the States
The Education Commission of the States
provides support to state-level educational organizations.
Time for Professional Development
Article explores the vital concern of
how to carve out time, opportunity, and other resources teachers need to
realize the vision of education reform.
Schools Online - http://www.rethinkingschools.org/index.shtml
Rethinking Schools began as a local
effort to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing,
and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding in 1986, it has grown
into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials." This website
provides recent articles published in the periodical, Rethinking Schools
as well as an index to back issues. "While writing for a broad audience,
Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly
issues of race." Links are also provided to other online resources on school
reform, a catalog of publications and a "Just For Fun" area.
Standards and Benchmarks Database
McREL researchers consulted 116 national-
and state-level documents that address standards and benchmarks in various
subject domains. This effort produced the 255 standards with their accompanying
3,968 benchmarks that are detailed in this text. By the noted educators
John S. Kendall and Robert J. Marzano.
Subject Matter Standards
The subject matter standards adopted
and/or now being considered by the California State Board of Education
are available here.
An annotated list of Internet sites
with K-12 educational standards and curriculum frameworks documents. (Putnam
Valley Schools, Putnam Valley, N.Y.)
CDE document that outlines Superintendent
Eastin's vision of the future.
A clearinghouse of information on how
and where to obtain grants. This is the major resource for all types of
Links to sources of information on organizations
that make grants.
ERIC Digest reviews the current research
and thinking on the topic of block scheduling.
Resources for Block Scheduling
This thorough collection of links about
block scheduling offers a wide variety of information on this restructuring
Digital Libraries Need Librarians?
A November 1997 ONLINE Magazine article
by two academic librarians (Lisa Dallape Matson and David J. Bonski) examines
the need for librarians for digital libraries.
Essential Library: Partner in School Design
Landmark article on school libraries
in the Coalition of Essential Schools approach, by Mark Gordon, Librarian,
Central Park East Secondary School, New York City (an outstanding Coalition
Library Resources Page
Links to sites about the use of libraries
as information sources.
Issue: Working in Partnership with Business, Labor, and the Community
Effective school-to-work programs are
based on strong partnerships between local schools and businesses.
Service-Learning Cooperative Clearinghouse
The initial goal of the NSLC is to assist
K-12 Learn and Serve America funded programs and other educators and community
agencies to develop and expand service-learning opportunities for all youth.
Includes a wide array of resources, inlcuding literature,programs, events,
contacts, and information on demand!
Information on California's Charter
School Recognition Program
State programs that recognize schools
of special distinction in the state.
School-to-Career State Plan
The California state school to
work plan represents all of the principal policy and political interests
in education reform.
of SCANS Principles, Competencies and Foundation Skills
Extended definition of the SCANS Competencies,
as recommended by the SCANS Report.
Necessary Skills. What work requires of schools
In-depth analysis of the SCANS Report.
"All American high school students must develop a new set of competencies
and foundation skills if they are to enjoy a productive, full, and satisfying
U.S. goals for K-12 schools outlined
Excellent PBS documentary series on
To Combat Truancy
Truancy is a gateway to crime. High
rates of truancy are linked to high daytime burglary rates and high vandalism.
According to the Los Angeles County Office of Education, truancy is the
most powerful predictor of juvenile delinquent behavior. This resource
offers solutions to the problem.
The Education Program for Gifted Youth
(EPGY) is a continuing project at Stanford University offering computer-based
courses in mathematics and the mathematical sciences for bright young students
through the Stanford Continuing Studies Program.
for Experiential Education
Experiential education is a process
through which a learner constructs knowledge, skill, and value from direct
experiences. (AEE) is a not-for-profit, international professional organization
with roots in adventure education, committed to the development, practice,
and evaluation of experiential learning in all settings.
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