ERIC Number: ED242680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
How Do You Recognize a Good School When You Walk into One. A Comprehensive Guide for Identifying and Creating a Good School.
This six-chapter book describes professional practices found in good schools and presents practical ideas for implementing the indicators good schools have in common. The first chapter, "Recognizing Good Schools," discusses school philosophy and the qualities of an educated person. A "Good School Check List" is also presented. Among topics discussed in the second chapter, "Leadership," are management and leadership, leader conviction and belief, human potential, positive mental attitude, negative climate forces, dichotomies, positive school climate, personal energy, first impressions, curriculum and instruction, positive personnel practices, achieving excellence, and measurement standards. Qualities of effective teachers, communication, paperwork, substitute teachers, decision making, and staff development are some of the items discussed in the third chapter, "Teachers." Chapter 4, "Parents," discusses issues including parent training, school/parent partnership, communication methods, parent participation, and parent orientation. "Kids" are discussed in the fifth chapter, which covers such topics as principal/student relationship, student orientation, discipline plans, students with special needs, and pre-adolescence. The concluding chapter, "So What?", discusses the future of schools, the current state of the schools, and characteristics which exist in schools which produce high-performing students. (CJB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, School Effectiveness, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role
People-Wise Publications, 14252 East Mall, Irvine, CA 92714 ($10.40).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A