Emily Calhoun

Emily Calhoun
The Phoenix Alliance

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Publications (27)
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One of the attributes of action research is that it is context specific to the needs of a local school and/or district, while its inquiry processes protect against narrow, insular perspectives. This chapter focuses on action research that occurs within educational institutions, which are hierarchical organizations, regulated and governed by multipl...
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This chapter describes about two teachers working together to expand their repertoires in order to implement a dimension of the common core in literacy. These teachers have an important goal and have learned how to use the cooperative inquiry methods that are central to peer coaching. The chapter briefly describes how the research and experience on...
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This comprehensive resource examines five major models of professional development and how they can be implemented and tailored to meet the multifaceted needs of any school or district.
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Let's begin with the stories of Ted, Joe, and Amanda. None of them would identify themselves as professional educators. Ted is an accountant. Joe is a dentist. Amanda is a hairdressor. Ted (a practitioner of 40 years) and his primary staff in their firm in Menlo Park, California, attend a monthly 1 day seminar and a yearly 1–2-week seminar on the p...
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We are a fly on the wall of a fifth grade classroom at the beginning of the school day, eight-thirty on the clock in this school where the opening bell sounds at eight forty-five. The students are entering, chatting with one another, watering the jungle of plants in the classroom, and putting words on a “flip” chart, new words that they have encoun...
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In this chapter, Emily Calhoun and Bruce Joyce compare two major school reform paradigms: the R&D, externally-driven Research and Development approach most prominent from the late 50s through the early 70s, and the site-based school improvement approach most prominent today. Their analysis of both approaches suggests that neither have worked as wel...
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During the past four decades Bruce Joyce has been inquiring into the impact of teaching on student learning. In particular he has been concerned to search out, research and describe those teaching strategies or models that accelerate the knowledge acquisition and learning potential of students. His exposition of the wide range of ‘Models of Teachin...
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Standardized test scores can not give a complete picture of the effectiveness of reading programs--and they are no help in telling what to do about poor results. But here's a book that describes a comprehensive assessment system that analyzes both student performance and the elements of reading programs. Learn how to use schoolwide action research...
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Action research is continual professional development-a direct route to improving teaching and learning.
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The Northern Lights School District in Alberta, Canada, confronted its literacy problem by developing a curriculum to give students a second chance to read and write.
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Staff members at the Iowa Department of Education are involved in a 3-year initiative (1998-2001) to strengthen school improvement efforts at the local school, district, and intermediate service agency levels. Papers presented at a symposium of the American Educational Research Association annual meeting describe the multiple purposes and design of...
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Site-based management has failed to generate change significant enough to increase student learning even where principals, leadership teams, and faculties have had extensive Organizational Development training. The problem may lie in the nature of the workplace rather than in the reasonableness of the theory. This work presents a structure of schoo...
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Mr. Allen and Ms. Calhoun share with readers what they think are their most significant findings related to school faculties' building their capacity to be responsive and to make desired changes.
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School renewal means moving away from innovations intended to solve specific problems toward a fluid inquiry into everyday improvement possibilities. Faculty can begin by exploring promising hypotheses concerning restructured job assignments, democratic reorganization possibilities, learning environment study data, the professional knowledge base,...
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The Georgia League of Professional Schools is a school and university collaborative formed to support school renewal. It currently includes 54 elementary and secondary schools and the University of Georgia. Schoolwide action research is simply cooperative disciplined inquiry within a framework that provides some structures for working together. Thi...
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Differing in purpose, emphasis, and results, three types of action research (individual teacher research, collaborative action research, and schoolwide action research) allow educators to investigate areas of concern and meet classroom and school challenges. Faculty should consider five elements: purpose and process; support provided by outside age...
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The progress made by 24 League of Professional Schools in increasing the variety, collection, and use of data during 1990-91 is examined in this paper. Three goals of the league are to involve schools in action research for school improvement, increase teacher participation through shared governance, and develop school improvement initiatives. Meth...
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Obra que ofrece una serie de directrices prácticas para renovar la educación con el objetivo central de mejorar el aprendizaje de los alumnos. Entre los factores más importantes, destaca la necesidad de involucrar en el proceso de cambio a toda la comunidad educativa, desde el personal administrativo y directivo hasta los profesores y a los alumnos...

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