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10 traits of highly successful schools : how you can know if your school is a good one
McEwan-Adkins, Elaine K., 1941-
Publication Information:
Wheaton, Ill. : H. Shaw Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
251 pages ; 21 cm
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LA217.2 .M34 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"Every parent whose child attends school, regardless of grade level or school type, wants to know that the school is doing a good job for their child. Educators who strive for excellence want to know their schools are measuring up." In this book, education expert Elaine K. McEwan shares with parents and educators the top ten traits of highly successful schools that transcend school type and gives them a tool for evaluating the things they see working within their own schools.

Author Notes

Elaine K. McEwan, Ed.D., is the author of over twenty-five books on parenting, teaching, and school administration, In addition to being a teacher, principal, and school librarian, she has also served as assistant superintendent for instruction in a suburban Chicago district. She has been honored by the Illinois Principals Association, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the National Association of Elementary Principals (as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991). She is now a partner in the McEwan-Adkins Consulting Group, writes a newspaper column for the Oro Valley Explorer, and speaks regularly on radio and in person.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
1 How Can You Tell If Your School Is a Good One?p. 15
2 The People: Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Parentsp. 45
3 The Learning: Standards, Curriculum, and Achievement for All Studentsp. 83
4 The Climate: What Goes on behind Closed Doors?p. 131
5 Rate Your School's Reading Quotientp. 165
6 Rate Your School's Mathematics Quotientp. 175
Resource A Researching on the Internetp. 187
Resource B Education Websitesp. 193
Resource C Resources on Reading Instructionp. 209
Resource D Crash Course on What's Wrongp. 215
Resource E A Model Mission Statementp. 217
Notesp. 227
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 249