ERIC Number: ED198608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Open School Concept in Austin, Texas.
International Management Training for Educational Change, Oslo (Norway).; Austin Independent School District, TX.
The open school concept used as an alternative to more traditional forms of schooling in selected elementary and secondary schools in Austin, Texas, includes seven major dimensions: individualized instruction, continuous progress of students, team teaching, multiage and multigrade grouping, differentiated staffing, open space classrooms and learning resource areas, and product and process evaluation. This document describes the context in which this innovation was implemented, the process of adopting the innovation, the organizational structure of the plan at both administrative and instructional levels, and evaluation processes. Anticipated and unexpected hindrances to implementation, strategies used to resolve these hindrances, and forces working for and against the change are listed. The continuation of the project, its impact on education in Austin, and 13 major strategies to use in future implementations of open school concept are discussed in the concluding section of the report. (PGD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Open Plan Schools, Program Implementation, School Organization
IMTEC, P.O. Box 79 Blindern, Oslo 3, Norway ($1.00 plus mailing costs).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Management Training for Educational Change, Oslo (Norway).; Austin Independent School District, TX.