ERIC Number: ED251902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Assistance: Long Range Plan for School Improvement.
Walter, Therese T.
Section 2 of the 1980 version of Pennsylvania's Long Range Plan for School Improvement (LRPSI) might be characterized as a "catch-all." The technical assistant faces the task of making connections both within this section, entitled "Management Planning," and among the remaining four sections of LRPSI. The following directives for technical assistants may be derived from Section 2's major currents or themes: (1) communicate to district personnel the importance of management for the overall instructional program, (2) be aware of possible discrepancies between the planning and management skill levels assumed by LRPSI and the actual skill levels of district personnel; (3) help implement the degree and quality of the LRPSI process the district chooses according to its specific needs; (4) develop skills in managing declining resources; (5) help the district plan so that implementation can continue beyond LRPSI's 5-year term; (6) help the district fit existing skill levels in the technical assistance system to its own needs. Technical assistance agencies, LRPSI school districts, and Pennsylvania Department of Education planners must all work together in good faith on the management planning emphases contained in SEction 2 if LRPSI is to be successful. (JBM)
Descriptors: Administration, Change Agents, Consultation Programs, Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance, Instructional Improvement, Long Range Planning, Management Development, Needs Assessment, Professional Services, Program Implementation, Retrenchment, School District Autonomy, State Departments of Education, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.