ERIC Number: ED328131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Mastery in Learning Project at Orchards Elementary School with the Consultancy of Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho.
This report describes activities from 1986 through 1990 of the Mastery in Learning Project, which focused on "restructuring the school" and "sharing decision making" at one elementary school in Lewiston, Idaho. Based on need surveys of various constituents of school life (administrators, students, teachers, and parents), a faculty-led movement within the school formed four guidance committees: a Teacher-to-Teacher Committee, a Teacher-to-Administrator Committee, a Teacher-to-Student Committee, and a Teacher-to-Community/Parents Committee. A fifth committee, the Steering Committee had representation from the other four committees and the building principal. From an initial focus on faculty autonomy in shared decision making with administrators, the faculty moved towards democracy and shared decision making within their classrooms, involving students in curriculum decisions, playground arbitration, and other aspects of their school lives. Appendixes include a school statement on shared decision making, a survey for curriculum input, and a faculty inventory and its results. Contains 15 references. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Consultation Programs, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Mastery Learning, Participative Decision Making, Personal Autonomy, School Community Relationship, Student Participation, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AASCU ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project; Lewis Clark State College ID; Lewiston Independent School District ID
Note: This report is one of a group gathered by the AASCU/ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project, funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education. For related documents see HE 024 163-175. Additional support was received from Lewiston School District, Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho Education Association, and the Lewiston Education Association.