ERIC Number: ED250803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Improvement Process in High Schools: Form, Function, and a Few Surprises. Research on the Improvement Process in Schools and Colleges.
Hall, Gene E.; And Others
The Research and Development Center for Teacher Education has launched a national study of change at the high school level, involving visits to a national sample of 18 high schools by 2-member research teams who conducted interviews with various constituencies to determine: (1) the types, sources, and purposes of changes in high schools; (2) the key units of change; (3) the key situational factors influencing the change process; and (4) the management of the change process. Based on the initial findings of this study, five symposium papers are presented. In the first paper, "Collecting Data in High Schools: Methods and Madness," Leslie Huling-Austin addresses the problems of collecting data in high schools and describes the methodologies developed. Study findings are presented in the remaining four papers: "Changes in High Schools: What Is Happening--What Is Wanted," by William L. Rutherford and Leslie Huling-Austin; "Community, Context, and Co-Curriculum: Situational Factors Influencing School Improvements in a Study of High Schools," by Suzanne M. Steigelbauer; "Sources of Leadership for Change in High Schools," by Gene E. Hall and Frances M. Guzman; and "Facilitating Change in High Schools: Myths and Management," by Shirley M. Hord. Discussant remarks by Joseph C. Vaughan (symposium chair) and Freda Holley follow the papers. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, High Schools, Instructional Improvement, Principals, Research Design, Research Methodology, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education
Publications Sales, Research and Development Center for Teacher Education, EDA 3.203, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1288 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Identifiers: High School Study (University of Texas Austin)
Note: Papers presented at a sumposium on The Improvement Process in High Schools: Form, Function, and a Few Surprises at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11-15, 1983). For selected individual documents, see TM 840 744-745 and EA 017 323. For other related documents, see EA 017 309-310, and EA 017 320-324.