ERIC Number: ED163657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Applying a Management by Objectives Process to Local Schools. Final Report on the Project of Building a Network of Mutual Self Help and Support in Three Junior High Schools in the District of Columbia.
Aaronson, Judy Uhle; Nixon, Brenda Strong
A central goal of this project was involvement of staff in school decision-making through management by objectives (MBO). The program was implemented simultaneously in three schools in the District of Columbia--Francis, Hart, and Gordon Junior High Schools. Methods included workshops and training sessions in MBO and problem-solving to help schools develop school-wide plans for 1977-78. The project lasted three years and suffered from some discontinuity due to turnover of project staff. By the close of the project, the staff of Francis Junior High School had developed a school-wide plan including school philosophy, goals, objectives, and strategies. Hart Junior High School's plan was partially complete. Gordon Junior High School, because of lack of staff interest and commitment by the principal, dropped out of the project. A survey of the committees implementing the projects at Hart and Francis revealed some confusion about whether goals had been reached. A survey of school staff showed enthusiastic response to the project from the staff at Francis but less enthusiasm from Hart. Project staff concluded that attitudes of the principal were crucial to success of such a project. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Associates for Renewal in Education, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: District of Columbia