ERIC Number: ED228233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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The Structure of School Improvement.
Joyce, Bruce R.; And Others
This book takes a broad look at the school today and offers a long term approach to the problem of school improvement by dividing the improvement process into three stages: refinement, renovation, and redesign. The book is divided into five major parts: (1) "Setting the Stage"; (2) "Establishing the Process"; (3) "Stage One: Refining the School"; (4) "Stage Two: Renovating the School"; and (5) "Stage Three: Redesigning the School." Part 1 discusses current theoretical and empirical bases for establishing a process of school improvement and defines the "Responsible Parties" who will oversee this improvement. Part 2 discusses homeostatic forces and school improvement and introduces the three stages. Part 3 is devoted to describing stage one, in which a school improvement committee is established, the school health scrutinized, and plans made and carried out to refine the program. In Part 4, stage two is described, in which the faculty is built into a problem solving unit, and the curriculum areas are studied and improved. Part 5 discusses stage three, which has to do with redesigning the school. A bibliography is included. (JM)
Descriptors: Community Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Nontraditional Education, School Effectiveness, Student Role, Teacher Role
Longman, Inc., College Division, 1560 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
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