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ERIC Number: ED138588
Record Type: RIE
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An Administrator's Checklist for Open-Space.
Nolan, Robert R.; Roper, Susan Stavert
A checklist is provided of practical steps to be considered and acted upon in planning and implementing an open-space school. The document divides the process into three phases: initial planning, just prior to moving, and post-move. Considerations in the planning stage involve: staff and community input in deciding upon open space; clarification of management and instructional goals; physical design; anticipated problems with staff, students, and parents; committee organization; human support; discussions and voting on recommendations. Prior to the move, the school administrator should: discuss space assignments with staff, plan for furniture and equipment arrangement; appoint one person to serve as physical move coordinator; conduct school and community open school orientation; and revise teaching schedules to allow same-pod teachers the opportunity to increase coordination. After the move, procedures for processing requests and adjudicating disputes should be implemented; open house for the community should be conducted; support should be increased for teacher innovation in instructional methods; and school-wide procedures should be periodically reviewed with staff and community. (MB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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