ERIC Number: ED250438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Case Study of School Climate Improvement at an Urban Junior High School.
Frieberg, H. Jerome
This paper uses the Organized Universe as a framework for describing a successful four-year program to improve the school climate at a junior high school in Houston. The program began in the Summer of 1978 and was part of a larger Teacher Corps project that included four urban inner city schools. The organizers of the project used a management approach to build school climate. Three vehicles for facilitating change were employed by the Management Team: off-campus graduate courses for teachers, school retreats, and school/classroom management programs. A total of 11 significant positive changes from 1980-81 and 1981-82 were recorded when compared to the 1979-80 data. This project is seen as illustrating both a facilitative approach toward school climate and a variety of opportunities to involve faculty and administration in the process. (RDN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Retreats; Teacher Corps; Texas (Houston)
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1984).