ERIC Number: ED051110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Different and Better Schools. Revised Edition.
Glines, Don E.
This book is a summary of the knowledge gained during 10 years experience as teacher, principal, superintendent, and consultant. It attempts to express as enthusiastically as possible why schools must change, what changes must be made, and how they might best be accomplished by teachers, administrators, school boards, and parents in every state in America to eliminate obsolete and inferior programs. Although more than 63 innovations are briefly described, no attempt is made to provide a detailed blueprint for change, as the actual procedures vary from school to school and can easily be learned by creative staff members. The main body of the book is organized into chapters built around eight steps which can be followed in changing a school and illustrations are given for implementing change in each of the six components of a school. Eleven appendixes provide supplementary statements and suggestions about change: 1) summary; 2) outsiders' view of Wilson School, Mankato State College; 3) an example of how to start; 4) using teacher aides; 5) some educators to know; 6) schools to discuss; 7) a list of some of the organized groups supporting change in education; 8) interesting curriculum projects; 9) a bibliography on change; 10) currently needed literature on topics which are constantly requested; and 11) a series of supplementary statements about the Wilson School Program in April 1970. (ED 039 926 is a related document.) (MBM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Innovation, Experimental Programs, Guidelines
Campus Publishers, Box 1005, Mankato, Minn.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mankato State Univ., Minn. Wilson Campus School.