ERIC Number: ED162425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
How to Change Your School.
Trump, J. Lloyd; Georgiades, William
The fourth publication in the Model Schools series, this guide for administrators suggests changes and procedures that come mainly from the authors' experience in the Model Schools Project, a five-year program sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The project's purpose was to demonstrate in a group of schools that educational opportunities can be enhanced when a variety of educational innovations are coordinated with improved methods of program evaluation. Throughout the booklet, the authors urge full involvement of the faculty, student body, administration, school board, parents, and general citizenry in school changes. Topics covered include deciding whether to change the school; deciding what to change; using sound teaching methods to change persons and schools; providing options to make changes easier; using information you already have; collecting additional data to facilitate change; profiting from experiences of others; acting positively to gain confidence; coping with problems; accepting personal responsibility; organizing to provide effective leadership; and basic questions to ask before beginning. Each chapter concludes with possible first steps toward implementing the procedures discussed. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Management Teams, Needs Assessment, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education
NASSP, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($1.15; 5 or more copies $0.85; orders totaling $10 or less must be prepaid)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Model Schools Project