ERIC Number: ED158431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Development Leadership: A Study in Change.
Educational Improvement Center of Northwest New Jersey, Morris Plains.
In 1975-76 the Educational Improvement Center field tested a program to provide instructional leaders with knowledge and skills in planning and organizational development and to create a functioning network of instructional change agents. Participants were instructional leaders such as principals, superintendents, media specialists, and head teachers from 12 New Jersey school districts. Personal goals for participants were to improve openness, communication methods, planning techniques, problem-solving procedures, and awareness of organizational patterns. The overall project goal was to develop a network of self-renewing schools where goals and objectives are analyzed, problem-solving techniques are used, decision-making is shared, and cooperative group relations exist. The training consisted of systems planning training sessions followed by participant identification of specific district problems, development of plans of action, and implementation of the plans. After one year, self-assessment of participants showed personal growth increases in all goal areas. In addition, paticipants reported that 20 projects were adapted, developed, or influenced by the program. Unanticipated outcomes included a participant self-support network and opportunities to share information with other groups. An appendix contains program plans, all instruments developed or adapted as part of the program, training designs, a list of products of the program, and case study records. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center of Northwest New Jersey, Morris Plains.
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