ERIC Number: ED174589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Framework for Building Effective, Comprehensive School Improvement and Staff Development Programs. A Process Model.
Birdsall, Les; And Others
A process model is presented to provide an organized structure for improving schools and school staffs. In the model the school is the central focus, and it is seen in the context of related educational institutions, as part of a system that has interdependent parts. The components of this system are identified as: (1) the state; (2) the school district; (3) school personnel; (4) technical assistance and training resources available for school improvement; and (5) contributions possible from institutions of higher education. Within this outline process issues are explored; i.e., program initiation, development, implementation, and institutionalization. Collaborative and institutional issues are discussed. The components of a comprehensive improvement program are examined. (JD)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Family School Relationship, Government School Relationship, Improvement Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Needs Assessment, Organization, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Staff Development
Network for School Improvement, 926 J Street, Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA 95814 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.