Accelerating The Learning Of All Students: Cultivating Culture Change In Schools, Classrooms And Individuals, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Accelerating The Learning Of All Students

Cultivating Culture Change In Schools, Classrooms And Individuals, 1st Edition

By Christine Finnan, Julie D. Swanson

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Isn't acceleration just for gifted kids? This is a common assumption when we think about who benefits from efforts to accelerate student learning. For generations, students identified as gifted have been separated from other students and provided enriched learning opportunities many adults believe would be wasted on other students. More recently, i

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Multiple Meanings of Acceleration -- Accelerate = Serving Gifted and Talented Students -- Accelerate = Targeting Low-Achieving Students -- Accelerate = Challenging All Students -- Cultivating Culture Change to Accelerate the Learning of All Students -- Cultivating Acceleration Within School Cultures -- Cultivating Acceleration Within Classroom Cultures -- Individuals as Cultivators: Acting on Changed Assumptions Within and Beyond the School

About the Authors

Christine Finnan is assistant professor of education at the University/College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She also directs the South Carolina Accelerated Schools Project. She is trained as a cultural anthropologist, with degrees from Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin, and University of California, Berkeley. She is co-editor of Accelerated Schools in Action: Lessons from the Field. She has also written several articles and book chapters on school culture change. Julie D Swanson is assistant professor of education at the University/College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. With a background in gifted education in public education, she has combined research and practice through her work with the application of gifted education in schools serving primarily low income students. Her current interests include teacher change and innovative practice used with all students.

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EDUCATION / General