ERIC Number: ED390109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Using Best Practice Criteria in School Development: A Principal's Perspective.
The development of the Best Practice Descriptor Statements by the New South Wales (NSW) Department of School Education provides schools with a set of criteria that will help them to become not only self-managing but self-monitoring. In this context, schools will be able to report on the health of their organization, resource needs, and staff development needs. This paper describes one principal's approach to the use of best practices statements in a school setting, with a focus on the teaching and learning dimension. The paper outlines the process used in the development of a school culture for the implementation of best practices and describes how the teaching-and-learning best practices statements were used as a tool for staff development and for a whole-school assessment approach. Three figures are included. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Dept. of School Education, Sydney (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales)
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (7th, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 1994).