ERIC Number: ED330051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Learning Climate. Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, Number 7.
Duttweiler, Patricia Cloud
Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, n7 Mar 1989
The quality of a school's learning climate determines its success or failure. The learning climate includes school atmosphere and leadership. Implementing school improvement programs is a process that involves the whole school community. Among other factors, program success is most likely when administrators and faculty develop plans tailored to their school's problems. To guide the implementation process, the Learning Climate Inventory has been developed to provide a description of perceptions help by those involved with the school. Eight components containing 10 descriptive and evaluative items comprise the inventory. The components include collaborative decision making, instructional leadership, and parental involvement. The four steps in the learning climate improvement program implementation process are: (1) identifying problems; (2) discussing inventory results; (3) forming action committees; and (4) developing action plans. (18 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.