ERIC Number: ED347659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Modern Facilities and Supportive Management as Tools for Developing Schools: The Kuokkala School Project, City of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Plans for building a lower secondary school, the Kuokkala project, in Jyvaskyla, Finland, are described in this paper. The first part describes the background of the project, an experimental school developed in conjunction with the school head and university researchers. The second part discusses ways in which the modern school ensures students' individual learning opportunities, and the third part identifies seven structural principles of a modern school. Pedagogical characteristics of the modern school, which focus on a new concept of learning, recognize the individual learner's autonomy and responsibility for learning. The responsibilities of school leaders in a modern school are discussed in the final part, which asserts that the school leader plays a crucial role in influencing the school culture. Stages of a staff training process are described. A site drawing is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992). Appended site drawing may not reproduce adequately in paper copy.