ERIC Number: ED344314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Lead Teacher Model: A Restructured School.
Outcomes of a restructuring project implemented in a North Carolina high school in 1987 are described in this paper. The Lead Teacher Model restructured the decision-making processes for both resource allocation and school scheduling. At the Alpha County High School, eight elected lead teachers taught part-time and, in addition assisted the principal in decision making and acted as support to their peers. The methodology for this case study was based on participant observation; interviews with the principal, 18 lead teachers, the school staff, 6 parents, and an unspecified number of students; and analysis of accountability reports. Five factors were identified for restructuring success: school culture, change, leadership, professionalizing the work environment, and improving learning opportunities and student outcomes. Outcomes included improved student opportunities and outcomes, staff morale and effort, and distinctive administrative and teacher leadership. Three tables are included. (17 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Carolina
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association of Research in Education (Chapel Hill, NC, February 1992).