ERIC Number: ED201034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
A Guide for the Development of a Policy Manual for a Christian School.
Geering, Adrian D.
Written particularly for organizations establishing or maintaining private Christian educational institutions but applicable in large part to educational organizations of any type, this document cites the reasons for writing a policy manual, lists advantages and disadvantages of establishing written policy, describes procedures for developing a policy manual, and provides an outline of policy considerations. The author takes into account the differences among the educational policies of the organization behind the institution, the governing board policies intended to attain the organization's educational goals, and the administrative regulations designed to guide the daily implementation of policy. The components of these policies specifically relevant to Christian institutions involve the relationships between the particular beliefs of the organization sponsoring the institution and the ways those beliefs affect policy. Examples of statements of faith, credos, statements of Christian educational philosophy, and general Christian educational objectives are offered in addition to examples of policy formation methods. The National School Board Association's "The School Board Member's Guide to Policy Development," by Ben Brodinsky and a paper by Arnold H. DeGraaff entitled "The Nature and Aim of Christian Education" are included as appendixes. (PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Appendix B may not reproduce clearly due to broken print of original document.