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New Book on Charter Schools Reveals Community Empowerment, the Montessori Theory, and Brain
Research can Improve Public Education
Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - September 30, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Dissertation.com today
announced the publication of "Charter Schools: A Descriptive Study of Empowerment within
the Operation of Charter Schools," by Steve P. Jefferson (ISBN 1-58112-218-7) a book
outlining vital factors that contributes to the success of educating today's children.
"Recent problems with our nation's public education system have many education reform
advocates searching for answers. Research suggests sixty percent of our nation's high
school graduates are not proficient in English and seventy percent are not proficient in
Math," says the book's author, veteran educator Steve P. Jefferson.
He adds, "These
statistics also reflect the low test scores of many school districts across the nation.
This dilemma with public education has opened the door to alternative solutions."
Dr. Jefferson has just released a new book on the charter schools that addresses many of
these issues. His research has suggested that community empowerment, high expectations, the
Montessori curriculum, brain research and shared vision are key variables that can improve
education despite the educational environment.
This book takes an in-depth look at two
charter schools, one in a rural community and the other in an urban community and compares
the variables which made both schools successful. In addition, this book outlines the vital
variables needed to establish a school that meets the educational needs of today's
"If you are a parent or educators interested in finding solutions to problems within our
public schools I recommend reading this book," says experienced high school teacher Sylvia
About the Author
Steve P. Jefferson, Ed. D, serves the Los Angeles Unified School District as a Resource
Specialist Coordinator. For greater than ten years, Dr. Jefferson has taught and developed
teacher training programs on behavior intervention strategies for students labeled
emotionally disturbed. He has been a guest lecturer on differentiated instruction and
learning styles at a number of secondary schools and has conducted workshops on brain
research at various school districts and colleges in Los Angeles.
Charter Schools: A Descriptive Study of Empowerment
within the Operation of Charter Schools
Author: Steve P. Jefferson
ISBN: 1-58112-218-7 (paperback) 108 pages
The book is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and dissertation.com. E-books are
also available at amazon.com and dissertation.com.
Source of News:
Steve P. Jefferson, Author
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