ERIC Number: ED188313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-12
Reference Count: N/A
Rationality and Cooperation in External Assistance for School Improvement: A Preliminary Report on the RBS Experience.
Firestone, William A.; Corbett, H. Dickson, III
This report covers the first year of a five-year study of 11 school districts that are involved in school improvement activities. The schools are attempting to create new programs that will increase the effectiveness of linking agents working with the schools in three curriculum areas: basic skills, career preparation, and citizen education. Chapter 1 contains a discussion of the general questions addressed by the research, the focus of the report, approaches to school improvement, and the research strategy. Chapter 2 presents case histories of the work of 3 of the 11 teams to indicate the nature of the planning activities in the schools. Chapter 3 examines the work of all 11 teams to identify factors that facilitated the planning process. Chapter 4 summarizes the findings and identifies questions for future research. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Agents, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Improvement, School Districts, Teamwork
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($9.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.