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Critical Issues in School Reform


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I. About the Program | II. On-Line Activities | III. Viewer Activities | IV. Resources


About Souhegan and its work

Souhegan High School

Coalition of Essential Schools (Souhegan has been a member of the Coalition since it opened in 1992.)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (In the video, Amy was looking for evidence of students' problem-solving strategies and writing in mathematics, an area which the NCTM standards address.)

Annenberg Institute for School Reform (The Institute's National School Reform Faculty helps establish and support Critical Friends Groups in schools committed to collegial practice.)

About collegiality and professional/learning communities

Newmann, Fred (Ed.). 1996. Authentic Achievement: Restructuring Schools for Intellectual Quality. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Senge. Peter M. (1990). The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. New York: Doubleday/Currency.

Sergiovanni, T. J. (1992). Moral Leadership: Getting to the Heart of School Improvement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp. 86-98.

About professional development

Annenberg Institute for School Reform. 1998. "Critical Friends Groups as a Vehicle for Improving Student Learning" and "NSRF Program Description and Application for 1999." Providence: AISR.

Cushman, Kathleen. 1998. "How Friends Can Be Critical as Schools Make Essential Changes," HORACE, Coalition of Essential Schools (June).

Darling-Hammond, Linda. 1997. Doing What Matters Most: Investing in Quality Teaching. New York: National Commission on Teaching and America's Future.

Darling-Hammond, Linda, and Milbrey W. McLaughlin. 1995. "Policies that Support Professional Development in an Era of Reform," Phi Delta Kappan (April), pp. 597-604.

Darling-Hammond, Linda (Ed.) 1994. Professional Development Schools: Schools for Developing a Profession. New York: Teachers College Press.

Lieberman, Ann (Ed.). 1988. Building a Professional Culture in Schools. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University.

Lieberman, Ann. 1995. "Practices that Support Teacher Development: Transforming Conceptions of Professional Learning," Phi Delta Kappan (April), pp. 591-596.

Little, Judith Warren. 1993. "Teachers' Professional Development in a Climate of Educational Reform," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (Summer), pp. 129-152.

Louis, Karen Seashore, Sharon D. Kruse, and Associates. (1995) Professionalism and Community: Perspectives on Reforming Urban Schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

"The Importance of 'Critical Friends': Reform Effort Gets Teachers Talking," Education Week, May 27, 1998. Also available on-line at Education Week.

About reflective practice

Schon, Donald A. 1983. The Reflective Practitioner. New York: Basic Books.

Lee, Ginny V. 1994. "Using Reflective Questioning to Promote Collaborative Dialogue," Journal of Staff Development 15:1 (Winter), pp. 16-21.

About protocols for collegial relationships

Cushman, Kathleen. 1996. "Looking Collaboratively at Student Work: An Essential Toolkit," HORACE, Coalition of Essential Schools (November).


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