ERIC Number: ED125140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-30
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Intertie: A School-Community Planning Model Using Increasing Enrollments as a Sample Issue.
DuBose, Lane E.
A distinctive model for gathering and sharing information and planning was developed. Essentially, the model is a 90-day issue-identification and solution-planning strategy that can be applied to any concern deemed by a school board and its constituency to be sufficiently critical to warrant involving significant numbers and kinds of persons in seeking solutions. The model contains simplicity of design, emphasizes representation of various segments of the school/community population, assigns clear responsibilities and authority parameters to each unit in the system, possesses continuity, takes into account time factors, and provides for clear lines of communication and interaction. Human inputs to the planning process were made by members of three kinds of groups--a steering committee, a citizens' committee, and subcommittees. Four means of formative evaluation and ten means of summative evaluation were employed to assess the effectiveness of the planning processes and outcomes. Twenty evaluation findings are cited. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Boards of Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Involvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, High Schools, Models, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Summative Evaluation, Superintendents, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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