ERIC Number: ED151473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
School Self-Renewal: A Method for Systematic School Improvement.
Bassin, Marc; And Others
"Self-Renewal" is the name for a seven stage process that allows those most directly involved in schools to take positive action to improve the functions of their own educational systems. The key component and most effective attribute of the process is the involvement and participation of those with the most intimate knowledge of the school, from the principal and teachers to parents and students. This kit is intended as an introductory resource to acquaint administrators with the potential of Renewal. The process of Renewal is described in terms of its underlying concepts, the problem solving stages involved, professional development within the program, the flexibility of Renewal, and the roles of the various participants in the process. The seven stages of Renewal (entry, diagnosis, planning, research and development, implementation, evaluation, and institutionalization) are examined in detail. The application of the process to different school structures, and ways to deal with controversial issues in Renewal, are explained. Exemplary results from Renewal are described. These include career education programs, new curricula, special centers and learning centers. Also included in this kit is an annotated bibliography, primarily of works on organizational development and theory in education. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Economic Development Council, NY.
Note: For related documents see UD 018 015-018; Product of the High School Self-Renewal Program; Photographs may reproduce poorly