ERIC Number: ED118671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Shared Accountability: A Pilot Program for Improving Education in the District of Columbia Public Schools through Community and Professional Involvement.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
The goals of this project are to assist schools in developing community ranked educational goals, to assess needs (i.e., to determine how well community ranked educational goals are being met), and to determine who among a number of groups are responsible for carrying out the goals as viewed from the local schools level. The concept of shared accountability used is considered to imply a willingness of the parties involved to go on record as to their respective impact on responsibility for the learning process and student success. The search for materials and techniques to be used in developing the model program, along with site selection and arrangements for implementation are reviewed. Implementation of the program is examined in terms of three parts corresponding to the goals. Each part describes the process of implementing the results and possible uses of data. Valuable experience and information is held to have been gained from the process of implementation itself and also new insights into the uses of the process. It is shown that the process of implementation encourages participation within the school/community, and that it creates a momentum which can be channeled into followup activities such as a management plan to develop more efficient utilization of resources. Several tables and appendices accompany the report. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia