All Children Can Learn: Lessons from the Kentucky Reform Experience

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Roger S. Pankratz, Joseph M. Petrosko
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 28, 2002 - Education - 320 pages
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Now educators, school board members, and policymakers can refer to a single volume for key lessons from the nation's most comprehensive and longest-running school reform model. Written by a nationally prominent group of educators, researchers, and policy analysts, All Children Can Learnpresents important research findings from the Kentucky reforms, examines major program elements, and analyzes initiatives that worked or didn't work. Throughout the book, the authors explore the challenges of implementing statewide school change initiatives, offer sound advice for overcoming reform hurdles, and share valuable recommendations for future policy and practice. Reform-minded educators from every type of community will find valuable insights as they contemplate similar changes.
 

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Contents

Introduction An Ambitious Plan for Improving Schools
1
PART ONE The Groundwork for Statewide Reform
9
PART TWO Improving Student Learning
73
PART THREE Strengthening the Capacity of Educators
139
PART FOUR Developing New Forms of Governance
205
Conclusion Insights from a Decade of School Reform
268
Index
283
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ROGER S. PANKRATZ is professor and former associate dean in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University and director of the Renaissance Group Institution's Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality. During the design of KERA, he served as executive director of the Governor's Council for School Performance Standards, and later as executive director of the Kentucky Institute for Education Research, an independent nonprofit agency created to study and evaluate Kentucky's school reform initiatives. JOSEPH M. PETROSKO is professor of education at the University of Louisville, codirector of the University of Louisville Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education, and codirector of the Kentucky Institute for Education Research.

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