ERIC Number: ED364974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Integration or Fragmentation: The Impact of Site-Based Decision-Making.
Avila, Linda, Ed.
Early efforts at site-based decision making in Texas created many diverse questions about how to proceed. In some school districts, the change to a new decision-making balance centered around the district office. In others, strong campus control was established and effective self-governance plans were created. This monograph presents the experiences of different schools involved in site-based decision making. There are 10 chapters by separate authors: (1) "School District Policies Supporting School Renewal," Carl D. Glickman; (2) "Site-Based-Decision-Making: Hot Air or Serious Business," Grant Simpson; (3) "Site-Based Decisions and At-Risk Programs: We Did It Our Way!," Karen Buser; (4) "Grassroots Perceptions of District Office Roles and School Reform," Phillip Payne and Edward Pajak; (5) "Site-Based Decision-Making: Deregulation, School Style," Judy Reinhartz; (6) "Site-Based Decision-Making: The Role of the Central Office Administrators in Decentralization," Gloria McCown; (7) "Superintendents and Site-Based Decision-Making: The Test of Practical Leadership," Mike Boone; (8) "Site-Based Decision-Making and Strategic Planning: Friends or Foes?," James R. LeBuffe; (9) "Curriculum Integrity in an Environment of Decentralized Decision-Making," Claude H. Cunningham; and (10) "A Culture for the Development of Accomplished Rule-Breakers," W. L. Sanders. (Contains 73 references.) (JPT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, School Based Management, School District Autonomy, School Restructuring, Strategic Planning
Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1101 Trinity, Suite 220, Austin, TX 78701-1929.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Austin.