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Tried and True: September 1997--The information in this publication was current as of September 1997, and has not been updated since. Some services described here may no longer be available.

[References and Contacts]

Family Connections

Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL)

References

Burns, R. 1992.
Parent Reactions to Family Connections, Volume I: A Follow-Up Study. Charleston, W.V.: Appalachia Educational Laboratory.

Childers, R.D., & Penn, P.H. 1992.
Design, Implementation and Field Test of Family Connections. Charleston, W.V.: Appalachia Educational Laboratory.

Epstein, J. 1987.
"Effects on Student Achievement of Teachersí Practices of Parental Involvement." In S. Silvern (Ed.), Literacy Through Family, Community and School Interaction. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press.

Leopold, G.D., & Penn, P.H. 1995.
Field Test of Family Connections 2 in Putnam County, WV. Charleston, W.V.: Appalachia Educational Laboratory.

Penn, P.H., & Childers, R.D. 1994.
Development and Pilot Test of Family Connections 2. Charleston, W.V.: Appalachia Educational Laboratory.

Contact

Robert Childers
AEL
P.O. Box 1348
Charleston, WV 25325
Phone: (800) 624-9120
Fax: (304) 347-0487
e-mail: aelinfo@ael.org
Internet: http://www.ael.org

Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers

WestEd and the California
Department of Education

References

Cost, Quality & Child Outcomes Study Team. 1995.
Cost, Quality and Child Outcomes in Care Centers, Executive Summary, second edition. Denver: Economics Department, University of Colorado at Denver..

Lally, J.R., Griffin, A., Fenichel, E., Segal, M., Szanton, E., & Weissbourd, B. 1995.
Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Arlington, Va.: ZERO TO THREE/The National Center.

Lally, J.R., Young-Holt, C.L., & Mangione, P.L. 1994.
"Preparing caregivers for quality infant and toddler care." In J. Johnson & J.B. McCracken (Eds.), The Early Childhood Career Lattice: Perspectives on Professional Development. Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Mangione, P.L. 1990.
"A Comprehensive Approach to Using Video for Training Infant and Toddler Caregivers." Infants and Young Children, 3(1): 61-68.

Contact

Sheila Signer
Center for Child and Family Studies
WestEd
180 Harbor Drive, Suite 112
Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone: (415) 331-5277
Fax: (415) 331-0301
e-mail: tross@wested.org
Internet: http://www.wested.org

For information on participating in the California training sessions or to arrange special training institutes, call Terry De Martini, Director, Training and Technical Assistance, Center for Child and Family Studies, WestEd, at (415) 331-5277.

Classroom Assessment Video Training Workshops

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)

References

Arter, J.A., Spandel, V., Culham, R., & Pollard, J. 1994.
"The Impact of Training Students to be Self-Assessors of Writing." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

Stiggins, R.J. 1997.
Student-Centered Classroom Assessment, second edition. Columbus, OH: Merrill.

Stiggins, R.J., & Conklin, N.F. 1992.
In Teachersí Hands. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Contact

Judy Arter, Senior Associate
NWREL
101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204-3297
Phone: (503) 275-9562
Fax: (503) 275-0450
e-mail: arterj@nwrel.org
Internet: http://www.nwrel.org

Comprehensive School Mathematics Program (CSMP)

Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)

References

Armstrong, R., et al. 1984.
Report on Probability and Statistics in The CSMP Curriculum. Aurora, Colo.: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning.

Chauhan, J. 1994.
"A Winning Formula." Teacher Magazine, September.

Herbert, M. April 1984.
CSMP Final Evaluation Report. Aurora, Colo.: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning.

Herbert, M., & Heidema, C. 1992.
Submission to the Program Effectiveness Panel of the U.S. Department of Education. Aurora, Colo.: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning.

Odell-Gonder, P. 1992.
"Learning Math CSMP Style." R&D Preview 5(4): 1-3.

Contact

Clare Heidema
McREL-CSMP
2550 S. Parker Road, Suite 500
Aurora, CO 80014-1673
Phone: (303) 743-5520
Fax: (303) 337-3005
e-mail: cheidema@mcrel.org
Internet: http://www.mcrel.org

Literacy Plus

Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)

References

Atwell, N. 1987.
In the Middle: Writing, Reading and Learning with Adolescents. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann.

Burke, C. 1983.
Whole Language Activities by Judith M. Newman (University Publication #1). Halifax, Nova Scotia: Dalhousie University Department of Education.

Watson, D.J. 1987.
"Reader-selected miscues." In D.J. Watson (Ed.), Ideas and Insights: Language Arts in the Elementary School, 218-219. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English.

Contact

Diane Paynter
McREL
2550 S. Parker Road, Suite 500
Aurora, CO 80014-1678
Phone: (303) 743-5543
Fax: (303) 337-3005
e-mail: dpaynter@mcrel.org
Internet: http://www.mcrel.org

SEDL Follow Through Program

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)

References

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. 1989.
Classroom Strategies, revised edition. Austin, Tex.: Author.

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. 1989.
Parent Involvement Coordinatorís Handbook, revised edition. Austin, Tex.: Author.

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. 1990.
Home-School Partnerships: Supplement to the Parent Involvement Coordinatorís Handbook. Austin, Tex.: Author.

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. 1992.
Follow Through: A Bridge to the Future. Austin, Tex.: Author.

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. 1992.
Learning Through Language, revised edition. Austin, Tex.: Author.

Contact

Margarita Rivas
SEDL
211 E. Seventh Street
Austin, TX 78701-3281
Phone: (512) 476-6861
Fax: (512) 476-2286
e-mail: mrivas@sedl.org
Internet: http://www.sedl.org

Strategic Teaching and Reading Project (STRP)

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)

References

Armbruster, B., & Armstrong, J. 1992.
Locating Information in the Text: A Focus on Children in the Elementary Grades. Champaign, Ill.: University of Illinois, Center for the Study of Reading (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 347 502).

Beck, I.L., & McKeown, M.G. 1991.
"Conditions of Vocabulary Acquisition." In R. Barr, M.L. Kamel, P. Mosenthal, & P.D. Pearson (Eds.), The Handbook of Reading Research, 789-814. New York: Longman.

Buikema, J., & Graces, M. 1993.
"Teaching Students To Use Context Clues To Infer Word Meaning." Journal of Reading, 36(6): 450-457.

Samuels, S.J., & Farsrup, A.E., (Eds.). 1992.
What Research Has To Say about Reading Instruction, 124-144. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association.

Tierney, R.J., & Shanahan, T. 1991.
"Research on the Reading-Writing Relationship: Interactions, Transactions, and Outcomes." In R. Barr, M.L. Kamil, P. Mosenthal, & P.D. Pearson (Eds.), Handbook of Reading Research, 246-280. New York: Longman.

Contact

Joseph J. DíAmico
NCREL
1900 Spring Road, Suite 300
Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480
Phone: (800) 356-2735, ext. 3030
Fax: (630) 571-4716
e-mail: damico@ncrel.org
Internet: http://www.ncrel.org

Success for All and Exito Para Todos

CRESPAR and WestEd

References

Herman, R., & Stringfield, S. 1996.
Ten Promising Programs for Educating Disadvantaged Students: Evidence of Impact. Paper presented at the National Title 1 Conference, New Orleans, La.

Madden, N.A., Slavin, R.E., Karweit, N.L., Dolan, L.J., & Wasik, B.A. 1993.
"Success for All: Longitudinal Effects of a Restructuring Program for Inner-City Elementary Schools." American Educational Research Journal, 30(1): 123-148,

Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., Dolan, L.J., & Wasik, B.A. 1996.
Every Child, Every School: Success for All. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.

Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., Dolan, L.J., Wasik, B.A., Ross, S., Smith, L., & Dianda, M. 1996.
"Success for All: A Summary of Research." Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 1(1): 41-76.

Contact

Meg Livingston, Director
Success for All Regional Training Center
WestEd
4665 Lampson Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: (310) 985-9175
Fax: (310) 985-9635
e-mail: mliving@wested.org
Internet: http://www.wested.org

Vocational Mentoring

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)

References

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. 1974.
"Curriculum and Instruction." Experience-Based Career Education Implementation Handbook. Portland, Ore.: Author

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. 1974.
"Employer/ Community Resources." Experience-Based Career Education Implementation Handbook. Portland, Ore.: Author

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. 1974.
"Management and Organization." Experience-Based Career Education Implementation Handbook. Portland, Ore.: Author

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. 1974.
"Program Evaluation." Experience-Based Career Education Implementation Handbook. Portland, Ore.: Author

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. 1974.
"Student Services." Experience-Based Career Education Implementation Handbook. Portland, Ore.: Author

Contact

Andrea Baker
Education and Work Program
NWREL101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 275-9595
Fax: (503) 275-0443
e-mail: bakera@nwrel.org
Internet: http://www.nwrel.org

Dimensions of Learning

Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)

References

Costa, A.L., & Marzano, R.J. 1991.
"Teaching the Language of Thinking." In A. Costa (Ed.), Developing Minds: A Resource Book for Teaching Thinking, revised edition. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Marzano, R.J., Brandt, R.S., Hughes, C.S., Jones, B.F., Presseisen, B.Z., Rankin, S.C., & Suhor, C. 1988.
Dimensions of Thinking: A Framework for Curriculum and Instruction. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Marzano, R.J., & Costa, A.L. 1988.
"Question: Do Standardized Tests Measure Cognitive Skills? Answer: No." Educational Leadership, 45: 66-73.

Contact

Robert Marzano
McREL
2550 S. Parker Road, Suite 500
Aurora, CO 80014-1678
Phone: (303) 743-5534
Fax: (303) 337-3005
e-mail: rmarzano@mcrel.org
Internet: http://www.mcrel.org

Improving Multigrade Classroom Instruction in Small, Rural Schools

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)

References

Miller, B. 1990.
"A Review of Quantitative Research on Multigrade Instruction." Journal of Research in Rural Education, 7(1): 1-8.

Miller, B. 1991.
"A Review of the Qualitative Research on Multigrade Instruction." Journal of Research in Rural Education, 7(2): 3-12.

Miller B. 1994.
Children at the Center: Implementing the Multiage Classroom. Eugene, Ore.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management.

Miller, B. 1996.
"A Basic Understanding of Multiage Grouping." The School Administrator, 53(1): 12-17.

Miller, B. 1996.
"What Works in Multiage Instruction." The Education Digest, 61(9): 4-8.

Contact

Joyce Ley, Director
Rural Education Program
NWREL
101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (800) 547-6339, ext. 553
Fax: (503) 275-9553
e-mail: leyj@nwrel.org
Internet: http://www.nwrel.org

Peer-Assisted Leadership (PAL)

WestEd and Far West Laboratory

References

Barnett, B.G. 1985.
"Peer-Assisted Leadership: Using Research To Improve Practice." The Urban Review, 17(1): 47-64.

Barnett, B.G., & Mueller, F.L. 1989.
"Long-Term Effects of the Peer-Assisted Leadership Program on Principalsí Actions and Attitudes." The Elementary School Journal, 89(5): 559-574.

Dwyer, D.C., Lee, G.V., Barnett, B.G., Filby, N.N., & Rowan, B. 1985.
Understanding the Principalís Contribution to Instruction: Seven Principals, Seven Stories. San Francisco: Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development.

Lee, G.V. 1991.
Peer-Assisted Development of School Leaders. Journal of Staff Development, 12(2): 14-18.

Mueller, F.L., & Lee, G.V. 1989.
"Changes Abound When Peers Become PALs." The School Administrator, 46(2): 16-18.

Contact

Ginny Lee
WestEd
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107-1242
Phone: (415) 565-3022
Fax: (415) 512-2024
e-mail: glee@wested.org
Internet: http://www.wested.org

Questioning and Understanding To Improve Learning and Thinking (QUILT)

Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL)

References

Barnette, J.J., Walsh, J.A., Sattes, B.D., & Orletsky, S.R. 1995.
"Staff Development for Improved Classroom Questioning and Learning." Research in the Schools, 2(1): 1-10.

Dillon, J.T. 1988.
Questioning and Teaching: A Manual of Practice. New York: Teachers College Press.

Fullan, M.G. 1991.
The New Meaning of Educational Change. New York: Teachers College Press.

McLaughlin, M.W. 1991.
"Enabling Staff Development: What Have We Learned?" In A. Lieberman and L. Miller (Eds.), Staff Development for Education in the 90s, 61-82. New York: Teachers College Press.

Contact

Sandra Orletsky
AEL
P.O. Box 1348
Charleston, WV 25325
Phone: (800) 624-9120
Fax: (304) 347-0487
e-mail: aelinfo@ael.org
Internet: http://www.ael.org

Teaching Cases: New Approaches to Teacher Education and Staff Development

WestEd

References

Barnett, C., Goldenstein, D., & Jackson, B. (Eds.). 1994.
Mathematics Teaching Cases; Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, & Percents: Hard To Teach and Hard To Learn? Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann.

Barnett, C., & Ramirez, A. 1996.
Fostering Critical Analysis and Reflection Through Mathematics Case Discussions. In J. Colbert, K. Trimble, & P. Desberg (Eds.), The Case for Education: Contemporary Approaches for Using Case Methods. Needham Heights, Mass.: Allyn & Bacon.

Colbert, J., Trimble, K., & Desberg, P. (Eds.). 1996.
The Case for Education: Contemporary Approaches for Using Case Methods. Needham Heights, Mass.: Allyn & Bacon.

Shulman, J. 1992.
Case Methods in Teacher Education. New York: Teachers College Press.

Shulman, J., & Mesa-Bains, A. 1993.
Diversity in the Classroom: A Casebook for Teachers and Teacher Educators. Hillsdale, N.J.: Research for Better Schools and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Contact

Judith Shulman, Institute for Case Development
Carne Barnett, Mathematics Case Methods
WestEd
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: Shulman (415) 565-3057; Barnett (415) 565-3021
Fax: (415) 512-2024
e-mail: shulma@wested.org; cbarnet@wested.org
Internet: http:www.wested.org

Onward to Excellence

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)

References

Brophy, J.E., & Good, T.L. 1986.
"Teacher Behavior and Student Achievement." In M.C. Wittrock (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Teaching, third edition, 328-377. New York: Macmillan.

Butler, J.A. 1989.
A Review of Adult Learning Theory and Development Research. Portland, Ore.: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

Cotton, K. 1995.
Effective Schooling Practices: A Research Synthesis/1995 Update. Portland, Ore.: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

Good, T.L., & Brophy, J.E. 1986.
"School Effects." In M.C. Wittrock (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Teaching, third edition, 570-602. New York: Macmillan.

Joyce, B., and B. Showers, 1995.
Student Achievement Through Staff Development. 2nd Edition. White Plains, New York: Longman.

Contact

Robert E. Blum, Director
School Improvement Program
NWREL
101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 275-9615
Fax: (503) 275-9621
e-mail: blumb@nwrel.org
Internet: http://www.nwrel.org

Successful Schools Process

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)

References

Berliner, D.C. 1980.
"Using Research on Teaching for Improvement of Classroom Practice." Theory into Practice, 19(4): 302-307.

Miller, L.S., et al. 1986.
Life Centered Career Education: Activity Book One. Reston, Va.: Council for Exceptional Children.

National Commission on Excellence in Education. 1983.
A Nation at Risk. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Ognibene, R. April 1984.
Go Directly to Life: The Campaign for a Life Adjustment Curriculum. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, La.

Waxman, H.C., & Walberg, H.J. 1982.
"The Relation of Teaching and Learning: A Review of Reviews." Contemporary Education Review, 2: 103-120.

Contact

Joyce Ley, Director
Rural Education Program
NWREL
101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (800) 547-6339, ext. 553
Fax: (503) 275-9553
e-mail: leyj@nwrel.org
Internet: http://www.nwrel.org
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