ERIC Number: ED193789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Educating the Board of Education: Do's and Don'ts.
High turnover rates among school board members, increasing complexity of school affairs, high costs of education, and demographic upheavals are among the factors that make efficient school board management very difficult. To cope with these factors, school board members need inservice training, particularly at the local level. Further, this inservice training should follow specific guidelines and be geared to both the unique needs of the district and the individual composition of the board. Districts, however, do not seem to be designing enough school board development programs that are both appealing to board members and effective. Thus, improvement is vitally needed in local inservice training efforts for school board members. Ten guidelines for creating a local inservice program are presented, as is the questionnaire concerning school board development that was distributed at the 1980 National School Boards Association convention. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Summer Conference of the American Association of School Administrators (3rd, Chicago, IL, July 6-9, 1980).