ERIC Number: ED343246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The "Vision Thing" and School Restructuring.
Conley, David T.; And Others
OSSC Report, v32 n2 p1-8 Win 1992
This article explores the role of vision and vision-building in public schools as a tool for bringing about a redirection of educational institutions. A reanalysis of 32 interviews with teachers and principals in schools involved in Oregon's "2020 School Improvement and Professional Development" program revealed that most school goals demonstrated a desire to develop new teaching skills and strategies through various inservice activities. Numerous quotations from the interviews illustrate how these educators utilized the concept of a vision and a process of vision-building to bring about significant change. The next section considers the process of vision-building, including possible prerequisites and some suggestions for a systematic approach to vision-building at the school level. Finally, seven tentative conclusions are offered regarding the role of vision in the process of school restructuring. (7 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Change Strategies, Creative Thinking, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, Principals, Public Schools, School District Autonomy, School Restructuring, Teacher Attitudes, Visualization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers: Oregon; Strategic Planning