Lessons from High-performing Hispanic Schools: Creating Learning Communities
Pedro Reyes, Jay D. Scribner, Alicia Paredes Scribner
Teachers College Press, 1999 - Education - 223 pages
This practical volume provides school administrators and teachers with the tools they need to transform ordinary schools into high-performing schools:
-- Provides a framework for creating successful learning communities
-- Shows teachers specific classroom practices that academically motivate minority children
-- Recommends leadership practices that school principals can use to foster academic excellence
-- Outlines strategies for involving parents in their children's education
-- Describes specific assessment practices
-- Includes true-to-life, inspiring stories of poor, minority students succeeding academically.
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