Accelerating the Learning of All Students: Cultivating Culture Change in Schools, Classrooms, and Individuals

By Christine Finnan; Julie D. Swanson | Go to book overview

Index
Academic achievement, 52, 53-54
Academic adequacy, 49
Accelerated learning, 47-61
Comperehensive school reform initiatives for, 55-58
definitions of, 1-2, 8, 11-12, 51
examples of, 47, 60-61
for gifted students, 20-21
impetus for, 49-50
initiatives implementing, 10-11
moving classroom culture toward, 136-137
overview, 47-48
research framework supporting, 50-55
school programs for, 59
social and historical factors in, 12-13
specific curricula and classroom strategies for, 60
using gifted and talented materials and approaches, 58-60
variations in students and, 8-9
Accelerated learning. See also Cultivating
accelerated learning; Discouraging
accelerated learning; Remediation
Accelerated Schools Project (ASP), 10, 55-57, 92, 99
peer support teams for, 138(n2)
powerful learning, 52, 53, 133-134
School Development Program, 57, 92
Accountability for learning standards, 2, 48
Administrators
actions supporting change, 144, 149
cultivating accelerated learning, 142, 143, 144-145
facilitating learning communities, 93
maintaining control, 89-90
responsibilities outside school for accelerated learning, 150, 151, 154-156
Adult roles, 79, 88-94
for administrators facilitating learning communities, 93
administrators maintaining social control, 89-90
caring for students, 87-88
ensuring classroom is center of expertise, 127-129
for family members of accelerated learning students, 93-94
overview, 88-89
for parents and teachers participating in classroom culture, 125
parents' responsibility for low school performance, 90-91
teacher as solitary worker, 122-123
teachers as controllers of material learned, 123-124
teachers as learning leaders, 129-130
teachers as ongoing learners, 124-125
for teachers encouraging acceleration for all, 91-92
teachers negotiating positive learning! environments, 115-116, 126-127
Adult roles. See also Assumptions about children
Advanced placement (AP) courses, 24, 28
Advanced skills teaching, 52, 54-55
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), 59-60, 98
Affective characteristics, 21
Allington, R. L., 36, 40-41
AP (advanced placement) courses, 24, 28

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