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ERIC Number: ED089451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Pages: 38
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Proposal Writing: A Strategy for Funding and Curriculum Improvement. A Practicum Report.
Anderson, Carol M.
A systematic procedure for the development of proposals for funding under Title III, ESEA, originating from the needs of one elementary school, was developed by the author. The procedure was designed to involve community members and the school staff in the appraisal of funding opportunities, the development of topics and objectives, the establishment of timetable and work deadlines, and checkpoints in the approval process. School needs were ranked, and the four process components were identified to be: the subject, the writer, the elements of the proposal, and the strategies for execution. Planning sessions were designed to focus on strategies for pooling effort, securing teacher and parent input, and gaining proposal support. Work meetings were structured to collect data, determine objectives, and evaluate the developing proposal. The process was successful in developing a proposal approved by the Board of Education as representative of its interest in educational improvements and appropriate for forwarding to the Office of the Superintendent of Job Instruction. The author evaluates the procedure as effective on the basis of approval of the proposal, involvement of parents and staff, response to identified school needs, and academic growth consistent with the effort expended. The author also recommends two followup strategies to be used in the event proposals are not funded. (Page 19 of Appendix "B" may reproduce poorly.) (Author)
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Note: Practicum report, submitted in partial fulfillment of National Ed.D. Program for Educational Leaders, Nova University