ERIC Number: ED240744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
School Award Programs: Putting Effective School Research into Practice.
Wynne, Edward A.
This paper outlines three school award programs: the Ford program, the Secretary of Education's Program, and the For Character Program (Chicago). In providing descriptions of each program, the similarities and differences are analyzed. The programs share three basic assumptions: (1) that some schools are better managed than others and that elements of good management can be identified, (2) that administrators will respond to competition, and finally, (3) that enough is known about school effectiveness to justify an award process. The author reflects that the programs are noncompulsory, making them more adaptable and experimental. He also points out that such programs should not be carried out too casually or they will lose their legitimacy. Finally, he feels the award structures should identify a number of "winners" and provide incentives to reward all participants. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Excellence; For Character Program (Chicago); Ford Foundation; Secretary of Education Recognition Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).