ERIC Number: ED233469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
School Improvement. Keys to School Boardsmanship. A Program of Continuing Education for School Board Members.
Washington State School Directors Association, Olympia.; Montana School Boards Association, Helena.; National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
The materials in this manual are designed to help workshop leaders prepare for and present a workshop for school board members on identifying and practicing policies that effectively foster improved instruction. In confirming school boards' commitment to school improvement, this workshop also points out the boards' roles in governance, the relevant research on school effectiveness, the importance of formulating and implementing instructional goals, and the relationship between collective bargaining and school boards' advocacy for excellence. The manual consists of six sections: an introduction; three sections on planning, presentation, and evaluation; a selection of resource materials; and a booklet for workshop participants. The presentation section includes sequential descriptions of workshop activities, leader focuses for each activity, and instructions for conducting those activities. The evaluation section advises participants on what aspects of the workshop to evaluate and provides an evaluation form. The resource materials provided include: selections from a National School Boards Association report on instructional improvement; excerpts from Washington State statutes regarding school board responsibility for instruction; a report presenting the instructional goals of Clover Park School District (Tacoma, WA); a paper on the characteristics of school effectiveness; and masters from which transparencies for projection at workshops can be reproduced. (JW)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Collective Bargaining, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Instructional Design, Instructional Improvement, School Effectiveness, Standards, Workshops
Publications, National School Boards Association, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State School Directors Association, Olympia.; Montana School Boards Association, Helena.; National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.