ERIC Number: ED218225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Delivery Systems in a Time of Change.
Miller, LaMar P.
A model proposed for school improvement has two assumptions: (1) The local school, as a social organization, is the optimal unit for educational change; and (2) The local school organization must be linked to other educational organizations. For the model to succeed, teachers and administrators must be directly and continuously involved in all school improvement processes. These teachers and administrators should be willing and able to seek and accept help from peers, other educational organizations, and school district officials. State and federal involvement should be encouraged, and a new relationship between schools and higher education institutions should focus on inservice teacher education. This model of improvement through educational cooperation and staff development is characterized by objectives and an organizational structure similar to those of Teacher Corps programs. Interaction among policy boards, community councils, and school site councils creates the organizational support system. Other components of this model include management/administrator training, inservice teacher education programs, workshops and seminars, and direct classroom assistance. (FG)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Management Development, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, School Districts, Staff Development, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Participation
Not available separately; see SP 020 080.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Corps
Note: In its: Innovative Delivery Systems to Meet School Staffing Needs. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (53rd, Williamsburg, VA, June 23-25, 1981).