ERIC Number: ED390111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Generating Recommendations To Support Sustainable School Development.
The school-review process in New South Wales (Australia) serves an accountability function to inform communities and the New South Wales Department of School Education about the success of school programs and to support schools in their efforts to improve student learning. This paper focuses on the school-development function of reviews. In particular, it explores some aspects of school improvement: the meaning of school change and school development; the types of change that are desirable and possible; ways to frame recommendations for school improvement; and guidelines for a good set of recommendations. The outcome of a school review is judged to a large extent by the set of recommendations generated by the school-review team and the extent to which it induces debate and school-improvement action. Recommendations for change should consider the school's current stage of development and its capacity to respond to the proposed change, set clear goals to achieve outcomes, and be of strategic importance to the school's development. A matrix for analyzing a set of recommendations for school change is provided. The appendix contains a matrix for evaluating types of change. (Contains 26 references.) (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 presented at the Quality Assurance Statewide Meeting (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, December 1993).