ERIC Number: ED219857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
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Developing and Establishing Local School District Goals. Volume 2 in the PERM Handbook Series.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
To help Connecticut school districts both develop goals and involve the community in the process--phase 1 of the planning, evaluation, and resource management (PERM) model--this handbook discusses goal-setting processes and models. An introduction notes the state's educational goals, outlines the PERM model, and describes the role of goals in comprehensive planning. Section 1 of the document examines goal development, types of goals (institutional, performance, process, and product), the processes involved, the importance of community participation, and the results of goal-setting. The second section presents eight models for involving communities in goal-setting, lists steps and tips for implementing each model, and compares the models in terms of costs, time requirements, and other criteria. The eight models include town forums, interviews, surveys, advisory committees, Delphi techniques, the Phi Delta Kappa "game" method, the Fresno Town Meeting approach, and the New Jersey "Our Schools" model. Sample goal statements are also given. Section 3 discusses how to manage the goal-setting process and provides a checklist of activities. The handbook's nine appendices cover state educational objectives, leadership identification processes, sample letters and news releases, guides for group recorders and discussion leaders, and a brief glossary and bibliography. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Community Involvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Parent Participation, School Districts
Coordinator, Program Evaluation Unit, Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation, State Department of Education, Box 2219, Hartford, CT 06115 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.