ERIC Number: ED064793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
People, Planning and Budgets. Final Report and Recommendations of the School Effectiveness Project.
TDR Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.; National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.
In 1970, boarding school enrollments were leveling off and inflationary tremors beginning to register in the financial seismographs of most schools. Recently, the school survival issue has begun to emerge as a subject for serious open debate and private speculation. This handbook advances the ideas that for shortrun survival, many schools will need to implement more effective use of existing resources; and that to prosper in the longrun, schools will need to change their present education modes and organization patterns. To those ends, this document addresses itself to describing more effective use of financial and human resources, providing an orderly approach to introducing changes geared to the needs and opportunities of individual schools, suggesting more creative avenues of group functioning, explaining the importance of exploring diverse alternatives before decisionmaking, and providing suggestions for improving educational and financial effectiveness. More specifically, the document material provides an 8-step plan for selecting, initiating, implementing, and evaluating a change program; discusses ways to make planning teams more responsive to the human environment; provides a method whereby an administrator can compare his expense pattern to the average independent school pattern; analyzes the nature and uses of program budgeting; suggests factors to be considered in developing and implementing a program budget; and provides decisionmaking bases for headmasters considering program budgeting adoption. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Administrators, Budgeting, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Change, Evaluation Methods, Human Resources, Operating Expenses, Pilot Projects, Private Schools, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Effectiveness, Teamwork
National Association of Independent Schools, 4 Liberty Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edward E. Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Authoring Institution: TDR Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.; National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.