ERIC Number: ED256019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
How to Mobilize the Human Resources in Your School District.
As schools primarily use human resources to accomplish their mission of developing the potential of students, their success is contingent upon the quality of the people employed by the schools. Thus, the selection and development of professionals within the schools is the most important responsibility of the school board and superintendent. The first step toward developing an excellent school system involves an indepth assessment of all school district personnel, beginning with the leaders. Assessment involves measuring each individual's sense of purpose, interactive relationships, and methods and strategies for helping others grow. Possible assessment methods include the structured interview, an attitude and behavioral checklist for self-assessment, and a checklist for feedback completed by people in close contact with the person being assessed. Comparison of this assessment information with high ideals of excellence will create awareness of individual needs. Before planning one's growth, however, some basic guidelines must be known. Growth plans must: (1) be individually tailored, (2) focus upon individuals effectively aiding their audience, (3) allow one to change oneself, (4) allow others to change themselves, (5) use creative strategies, (6) involve close contact with caring and competent helpers, (7) have measurable criteria, (8) involve someone else in their assessment, and (9) be monitored frequently. (DCS)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Developmental Programs, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Human Resources, Individual Development, Needs Assessment, Personnel Evaluation, Professional Development, School Districts, School Personnel, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Development, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ventures for Excellence, Lincoln, NE.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the West Virginia School Boards Association (Snowshoe, WV, September 14-16, 1984).