ERIC Number: ED130432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Training for Leadership in Local Educational Improvement Programs. Unit 8. Selecting an Educational Improvement Program.
Taylor, Beverly Loy
A key assignment for a person with a specialty in local educational improvement is that of providing a school district with leadership in choosing a program that will meet needs for improvement in some area of concern. This unit presents a problem-solving model as one way of identifying problems and their causes, surveying a range of potential solutions, and considering local factors that might affect implementation of any choices so that the eventual selection of an improvement program is a suitable one and proves itself to be successful. A person who finishes this unit should be able to outline steps in selecting an educational improvement program, identify the area in which educational improvement is needed, specify aims in the area of concern, assess shortcomings in accomplishing aims in an area needing improvement, determine likely causes for shortcomings in an area of concern, identify alternative resources for remedying shortcomings in an area of concern, assess local factors favoring or opposing adoption of each resource identified as a likely solution to shortcomings, and select an educational improvement program based on alternative resources and local positive and negative factors. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
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