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Southwest Regional Laboratory

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Works: 46 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 280 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Educational games  Video games  Interactive multimedia  Software  Juvenile works  Case studies  Computer games  History 
Classifications: HV5824.Y68, 372.4
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Most widely held works by Southwest Regional Laboratory
Annual report on promising practices how the Algebra Project eliminates the "Game of Signs" with negative numbers by Cristi L Carson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reader Rabbit's interactive reading journey ( )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Within the 20 interactive "Letter Lands", this comprehensive reading program integrates 40 carefully leveled storybooks with over 100 lessons in phonics, letter and letter-pattern recognition, and sight-word vocabulary
Reader Rabbit's interactive reading journey 1 ( )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Within the 20 interactive "Letter Lands", this comprehensive reading program integrates 40 carefully leveled storybooks with over 100 lessons in phonics, letter and letter-pattern recognition, and sight-word vocabulary
Student assistance program demonstration project evaluation : final report by John A Pollard ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reader Rabbit's interactive reading journey 1 an integrated approach to beginning reading instruction ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Within the 20 interactive "Letter Lands", this comprehensive reading program integrates 40 carefully leveled storybooks with over 100 lessons in phonics, letter and letter-pattern recognition, and sight-word vocabulary
Report to the Attorney General : biennial statewide survey of drug and alcohol use among California students in grades 7, 9, and 11 : Winter 1989-1990 by Rodney W Skager ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private schools and parental choice : dubious assumptions, frail claims, and excessive hyperbole by Ronald G Corwin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The preoccupation with choice between public and private schools offered under voucher programs obscures the greater problem of a lack of variety in the present educational system. If providing a greater variety of school structures and improving the educational system is the objective, competition between the public and private sectors will not achieve that goal. A comprehensive system of specialized schools is needed that includes cooperative relationships among many types of schools in the public and private sectors. The assertion that competition, or marketplace forces, will lead to a better educational system is invalid. Private schools represent only about 12 percent of all school enrollment and, unlike public schools, can be selective in the students they accept. Successful small, experimental programs tried in private schools may not be effective when attempted on a larger scale. And many private schools are unwilling or unable to participate in a voucher program. Eliminating bureaucracy is also a faulty reason for establishing a voucher system. Bureaucracy provides structure and fairness to the educational system. A system of specialized schools with special focuses that encourages cooperation and collaboration between private and public schools can provide the educational improvements voucher advocates seek. (Contains 63 references.) (JPT)
What a voucher could buy : a survey of California's private schools by Marcella R Dianda ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most controversial form of school choice is the voucher system, which allows families to use tax dollars, in the form of vouchers, to pay for tuition at private schools. The Parental Choice in Education Initiative, slated to be on the California June 1994 election ballot, will give residents the opportunity to vote on a statewide school-voucher program. A survey of private schools in the state was conducted to determine the availability, affordability, and accessibility of private schools to voucher-redeeming students from public schools. Highlights of the findings include the following: three quarters of the schools said they would participate in a voucher system; low- and medium-tuition schools are more likely to participate than high-tuition schools; most of the private schools are nearly full and those open to vouchers could expand by less than 15 percent without additional construction or staffing; without expanding, private schools could accommodate less than one percent of public school enrollment. Two other findings are that 60 percent of the schools charge less than $2,600 per year, the amount for which vouchers could be redeemed; and private-school enrollment is 40 percent minority and contains few low-income or non-English-speaking students. The body of the report details each of these findings and illustrates them with 22 tables and 8 figures. An appendix includes a comparison of responding schools and private schools statewide and a description of survey development and administration. (JPT)
An early look at charter schools in California by Marcella R Dianda ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1993, California became the second state to permit the creation of charter schools--innovative public schools operated by groups of parents, teachers, and community members under a contract or charter with a local school board. This paper provides an initial examination of the state's first charter schools based on research on organizational innovation; information visits with charter petitioners; interviews with state legislators, the state department of education, and educational interest groups; and an analysis of the charters of the first 10 charter schools. The first section of the paper reviews research on organizational innovation to provide a base for examining the state's charter schools. Next, the paper discusses how charter schools could extend reforms begun under other statewide initiatives, why communities are creating charter schools, and which of the traditional roles played by school boards and the state department of education are challenged by charter schools. The final section of the paper discusses emerging issues related to charter schools, including the degree to which they can be innovative and operate as schools of choice with academically low-achieving students. The paper closes with an overview of the Southwest Regional Laboratory's future research on charter schools. (Contains 59 references.) (Author/JPT)
California student substance use survey ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lee Conmigo "success for all" in schools serving language minority students by Marcella R Dianda ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Success for All is a comprehensive schoolwide restructuring program that has improved reading achievement, increased attendance, reduced special education referrals and placements, and virtually eliminated within-grade retentions in high-poverty elementary schools serving African American children. It is noted that as Success for All has expanded since its first implementation in 1986-87 in inner-city Baltimore (Maryland), districts and schools that serve language minority students are adopting the program. This report explains how Success for All is grounded in approaches that are particularly effective in promoting language minority students' academic success, including use of cooperative learning, the integration of language and communication, and a focus on metacognitive learning strategies. It also discusses adaptations in program delivery and curriculum development, especially the development of a Spanish reading curriculum, Lee Conmigo ("Read With Me"), to meet language minority students' language needs. The report's final section discusses a longitudinal evaluation to track language minority students' progress in Success for All. (Contains 35 references.) (GLR)
Aligning science assessment standards Oklahoma and the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Criteria for comprehensive health education curricula by Jill English ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: The purpose of the guide is to enable a district or school to develop or select a comprehensive school health education curriculum that is educationally sound and based on research of other programs that were proven effective
Selected excerpts : the 1994 survey of alcohol and other drug use, and other problem behaviors among California dropouts ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deviance and deviants : why adolescent substance use prevention programs do not work (draft) by Joel H Brown ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Membership in violent gangs fed by suspicion, deterred through respect by Cristina Bodinger-DeUriarte ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This document concerns the problem of violent youth gangs, noting that gang activity is no longer restricted to the depressed urban centers but is arriving in suburbs and edge cities. This paper discusses who is in gangs, what gangs offer their members, positive prevention and intervention approaches, and approaches to avoid. The suggested approaches are applicable to any gang setting, but may prove most helpful in settings with relatively new gang problems. A section on demographics and related dynamics in gangs presents a brief picture of who is in gangs, looking at ethnicity, gender, and age of gang members. The following section looks at negative responses to gangs, including repressive policies, labeling, and suspicion; enforcement and the threat of imprisonment; and a tendency to treat the gang as the unit of intervention. The next section suggests a number of positive responses: respecting one another, cooperative learning, engaging in direct dialogue, and providing job opportunities. The conclusion lists four extremely significant conditions leading to differences in the behavior of delinquent gang members as compared to normatively socialized youths and notes that programs which have been most successful in preventing or diminishing serious gang violence have taken these dynamics into account. The document ends with brief descriptions of 26 sample gang intervention/prevention programs. (Contains 59 references.) (NB)
Report on workstation uses effects of success for all on the reading achievement of first graders in California bilingual programs by Marcella R Dianda ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Guide to tobacco use prevention among California youth by Gregory A Austin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A National Perspective on Educational Partnerships by Naida C Tushnet ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This paper presents findings of a study that documented the initiation and early implementation of 22 projects participating in the Educational Partnerships Program, which is sponsored by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). This study of the first year in a proposed 5-year program, sought to identify partnership structures and activities associated with successful implementation. The distinction is made between programs that are interorganizational arrangements and those that are programmatic innovations sponsored by a particular partnership. A summary model, developed to explain factors of successful systemic innovation, is based on the premise that all partnerships begin with a set of conversations among potential members, which results in role clarity. Coalitions and collaborations are more likely to achieve full implementation than those with a primary partner and limited partners; the key is how well participants understand their roles and relationships. All of the partnerships implemented at least some proposed organizational or programmatic features; however, early implementation is achieved when there is role clarity and adequate provision of resources for program content. Three figures and seven tables are included. (Contains 17 references.) (LMI)
 
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