ERIC Number: ED042708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Diagnosing and Improving the Professional Climate of Your School. Vol. III.
Fox, Robert S.; And Others
This manual is intended to help staff members improve the professional climate of their school by identifying the symptoms, diagnosing some of the reasons behind them, and offering means of improvement. There are two main sections. The first begins with a description of the program, and some concepts and theories about the school as a social system. The remaining chapters deal with 1) how can you solve problems to improve your school; 2) who's responsible for what; 3) what are our typical ways of doing things; and 4) how do we use one another's resources? Twenty-six instruments are included for the implementation of the diagnosis, with discussion and analysis of the data. The second section deals with methods of improvement, and includes materials designed to provide the support needed for inservice training. The program consists of two separate parts: 1) the Simulation and Data Bank Packet, consisting of real-life data from COPED schools, and 2) the Problem Solving Packet, which guides faculty members in diagnosis, problem definition, and action design for their own situation. The material can be used with or without an outside consultant. The Simulation and Data Bank packet may involve the faculty in one or more brief sessions, while the Problem Solving Section could stimulate the development of a process that could extend for an entire year. Optional taped episodes are available for the simulation sections. (MBM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Training Labs. Inst. for Applied Behavioral Science, Washington, DC.