ERIC Number: ED203470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Long Range Planning for Independent Schools.
Berkeley, William D.; And Others
Dramatic shifts in national demographic trends, changes in public expectations of the educational system, recommendations by prestigious study groups for significant educational reform, and fluctuations in rates of economic growth and social change have invalidated planning techniques suitable to a stable educational environment. Planners using a more appropriate long-range technique designed for independent schools would consist of three stages of activity: consideration of the issues and possible responses, formulation of alternative models or visions of the school in the future, and selection and refinement of the most promising model and its concomitant policy goals and implementation steps. This manual describes formation of a planning committee and details the progress of the committee through the three activity stages. Appendixes include a suggested calendar, samples of materials generated in typical planning processes, and an index of national issues in education. (PGD)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Organizational Objectives, Policy Formation, Private Schools
National Association of Independent Schools, 18 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108 ($10.00 members; $13.50 non-members; 20% discount for 5 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.