ERIC Number: ED239396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
School Improvement: Research-Based Components and Processes for Effective Schools.
Raiche, Joseph J., Ed.; And Others
This synthesis of recent literature on school effectiveness offers educators empirical research on which to base plans for staff development and school improvement. The introduction notes the limitations of effective schools research and points out its potential to clarify thought about schools. A section on instruction reviews research on correlates and conditions of instructional effectiveness and the efficacy of such methods as direct instruction, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, advance organizers, and questioning techniques. Research on factors influencing learning outcomes is reviewed in the following section, and methods and techniques including time-on-task, mastery learning, open education, and team teaching are considered. A chapter on implementation reviews research on the structure and dynamics of educational organizations, offers an overview of educational planned change research, discusses various change strategies and intervention tactics, and lists identified obstacles to planned change. The concluding chapter interprets the preceding reviews, defining school effectiveness as a multidimensional continuum and outlining the characteristics of effective schools. Specific indicators for each characteristic are provided and recommendations for successful planned change offered. (MJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Instructional Innovation, Organizational Change, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Effectiveness, School Organization, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods
Educational Cooperative Service Unit of the Metropolitan Twin Cities Area, 3602 Highcrest Road, NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Educational Cooperative Service Unit of the Metropolitan Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN.