ERIC Number: ED256035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Manage Instruction to Improve Learning.
Steller, Arthur W.
Updating School Board Policies, v16 n4 p1-3 Apr 1985
School board members can use board policies to set the direction for effective instructional management. Effective schools appear to have these characteristics in common: (1) strong instructional leadership by the principal, (2) a safe and orderly atmosphere, (3) high expectations of all students, (4) schoolwide emphasis on basic skills instruction, and (5) systematic monitoring and assessment of student performance. Other research-based strategies for improving student performance are increased time on academic tasks and improved teaching practices. A process for implementing effective instructional management involves establishing systemwide instructional goals, then setting goals for each school. Curriculum, system supervisory practices, and evaluation instruments are all reviewed and, if necessary, revised. The final step is an extensive staff development program. A policy statement by the Mercer County (West Virginia) Board of Education is provided as an example. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Educational Policies Service.