ERIC Number: ED189710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Pennsylvania School Improvement Program. School Site Case Study: Site 5056.
The Pennsylvania School Improvement Program (PSIP) was created to assist local schools and school districts in the development of curriculum improvement strategies. The process involves the use of "linkers," curriculum specialists who work with teams from the local level to ascertain needs, then connect the local teams with the research and development agencies that can provide information and resources to help meet those needs. This document describes one rural elementary school's experience using PSIP in an effort to improve its reading program. During the period from August, 1976, to February, 1979, this school successfully went through needs assessment, program selection, and preparation for implementation of the selected program. Materials used in these activities are included in appendixes. The report concludes that PSIP proved successful in this case, introducing a change process into a regressive and disadvantaged district, providing in-depth planning for a group of teachers, changing teaching behavior, raising vital curricular issues, and providing a means for solving problems. In general, PSIP is reported to have helped a traditional school discover how effective cooperative planning for educational improvement can be. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Office of Research, Planning and Data Management.