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ERIC Number: ED343220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-20
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership for Improved Restructuring Outcomes (LIRO): A Project Funded by the Small Grants School-Based Research Program, 1990-91.
Bingham, Steve; And Others
Project LIRO (Leadership for Improved Restructuring Outcomes) was an attempt to influence student outcomes and school change through a year-long work experience and training of department chairs and administrators. The project used Teacher Collegial Groups (TCGs) to encourage collaboration between personnel from Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) and public school staff members. The purpose of the TCGs is for IHE personnel to provide improvement models, assist in implementing and adapting the models, disseminate findings, and incorporate new ideas from practice into their preparation programs. Teachers identify problem areas and provide advice as they work collaboratively to devise and implement improvement plans. These TCG efforts were used to establish leadership teams of department chairpersons in a large North Carolina high school to attend to specific problems and concerns. Expected outcomes of this project were: (1) the development of strategies for instructional leadership by secondary school department chairpersons; (2) demonstration of an action-oriented, collaborative involvement approach to inservice by IHE and a local education agency; and (3) changes in leader skills, restructuring efforts, and pupil gains. Each of the eight processes used to achieve the desired outcomes is outlined. The results are shown in a six-page analysis and discussion. Nine tables, one figure, and the school climate and context inventory are appended. (12 references) (LAP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Carolina