Über den Autor
Ronald J. Newell serves as the Learning Program and Evaluation Director for EdVisions Schools. Mark J. Van Ryzin is Research Assistant at the Institute for Child Development at the University of Minnesota.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 What Is Learning Chapter 3 Schools of Hope Chapter 4 The Research Chapter 5 A Good Stage/Environment Fit for Adolescents Chapter 6 Results of the Study Chapter 7 Why EdVisions Schools Obtain Positive Results Chapter 8 Using the Hope Study for School Improvement Chapter 9 Afterword: Rigor Redefined
Since the 1960s, efforts to reform education including various curricular changes, reading approaches, teacher preparation, money for the disadvantaged, and different instructional approaches have failed to bring about true systemic change because the reforms fail to deal with a different definition of learning. Assessing What Really Matters in Schools gives hope to innovative and progressive schools, to new and different accountability systems, while changing the conversation from an achievement discourse to a human development discourse.