Effective Schools Project publishes Vol. 19 of official journal

ESP Journal

Tarleton State University

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton editors of the The Journal of the Effective Schools Project have released Vol. 19 of the journal, which focuses on the four Es of instruction: explore, engage, extend, encourage.

Published annually by the Effective Schools Project (ESP) at Tarleton State University, each issue of the journal focuses on a particular theme and is distributed to cooperative schools, key constituents, legislators and Education Service Centers throughout the state of Texas.

This year’s journal features several articles by Tarleton faculty and contributing authors.

The journal has “numerous examples of schools engaging and encouraging learners, extending partnerships to the community, and exploring new ways to bring learning alive,” said editor Dr. James Gentry, assistant professor with Tarleton’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

The focus for the 2012 edition is on using real world experiences to teach academic and social concepts through technology applications, engaging students in active learning, extending the classroom through innovative communication systems inside and outside of the classroom, and encouraging students to be creative and active learners, Gentry said.

“Our journal allows schools in the Effective Schools Project the medium to share ideas and best instructional practices with fellow educators,” Gentry added. “Tarleton is a partner with public schools, and our journal is a tangible representation of our work together. I am thankful for the authors and ESP schools who contributed to this year’s journal. As always, the work continues. Next year our journal will focus on overcoming the challenges of poverty in our classrooms and schools.”

Established in 1988, ESP is dedicated to raising the achievement level of public school students and improving the professional development of pre-service and in-service educators. ESP is currently working to unite the efforts of public school educators at 63 schools in 15 independent school districts. Since its inception, ESP has partnered with 216 different schools and Education Service Centers to provide comprehensive professional development opportunities for educators.

For more information about the ESP at Tarleton, visit http://www.tarleton.edu/esp/. Electronic versions of current and past volumes of the Journal of the ESP are also available online.


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