ERIC Number: ED331160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Baz Attack: A School Improvement Experience Utilizing Effective Schools Research, 1981-1985.
Toews, Jim; Barker, Diane Murray
After describing the programs and staff at Ian Bazalgette Junior High School in Calgary, Canada, this document reviews the problems at the school in 1979 that led to the implementation of the Effective Schools Program. A review of literature related to effective schools precedes an explanation of seven school effectiveness factors adopted by the Process Team at Bazalgette. Development of a goal-oriented decision-making process designed to implement the Effective Schools Program is explored with emphasis on changing attitudes of teachers, the key role of the principal, and the development of a Faculty Council, Internal Monitoring Committee, and working committees that focused on the effectiveness factors. Next, the External Monitoring Committee and the evaluation process it used during the program's first year are described as well as the program outcomes identified by the committee, suggestions offered, and reasons given by the principal for the program's success. Separate descriptions of the second, third, and fourth years of the program emphasize the actions of effectiveness factor committees organized each fall and the observations of the monitoring committees. A final section summarizes changes brought about by the program. Appended is a list of staff members involved. (9 references) (CLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Calgary Board of Education (Alberta).
Identifiers: Alberta; Effective Schools Project
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