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Educational Methods

University of Pennsylvania

1993

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Literacy And Development: Rationales, Assessments, And Innovation, Daniel A. Wagner Jun 1993

Literacy And Development: Rationales, Assessments, And Innovation, Daniel A. Wagner

Working Papers (Literacy.org)

Literacy and economic development have existed as terms that are inextricably linked in the literature, often with little examination. As one looks more closely at the rationales for this relationship, it becomes clear that much more needs to be known about the functions and uses of literacy in everyday life, how literacy is linked to productive activity, and how literacy is learned (and taught) across the life-span. In order to achieve both understanding and improved literacy programming, it is crucial that better methods of assessment and program evaluation be put into place. This paper reviews prior experience in assessment, with ...


School Finance Reform: The Role Of The Courts, University Of Pennsylvania Feb 1993

School Finance Reform: The Role Of The Courts, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This issue of CPRE Finance Briefs evaluates the statues of seven fundamental problems of school finance litigation and reform, presents the three-part remedy, justifies the remedy as good policy, and concludes with a look ahead to the emerging concept of "program equity."


Social Factors In Literacy Acquisition, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1993

Social Factors In Literacy Acquisition, Daniel A. Wagner

Book Chapters (Literacy.org)

The acquisition of any human skill, physical or mental, depends on the interplay among a wide variety of factors. Earlier research and our own observations in Moroccan society suggested the possibility that certain social features of children's lives would be related to literacy acquisition in school. Therefore, our research was designed so that these factors might be directly and empirically studied. It was assumed that some of the factors found to affect reading achievement in the West might be related similarly to literacy in Morocco, but we also wanted to study facors specific to Morocco, such as Quranic preschooling ...


School-Based Management: Strategies For Success, University Of Pennsylvania Jan 1993

School-Based Management: Strategies For Success, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This issue of CPRE Finance Briefs offers a new definition of school-based management and describes strategies for decentralizing management to improve the design of SBM plans. The design strategies focus on the four components of control: power, knowledge, information, and rewards.

Research on the private sector shows large-scale change, such as decentralization, cannot be simply installed. Rather it unfolds over time through a gradual learning process. Therefore, the transition to SBM is best approached by establishing structures and processes that enable groups of people to discuss new directions, try new approaches, and learn from them. The second part of this ...