ERIC Number: ED256065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Ways to Improve Schools and Education Project: Division of Family, School and Community Studies (DFSCS). Annual Report. Project Period: December 1, 1983 through November 30, 1984.
King, Alvy L.; And Others
The Ways to Improve Schools and Education Project (WISE) seeks to enhance school staff knowledge and skills through appropriate staff development adapted from local business and industry. Project WISE FY84 is an outgrowth of project accomplishments in FY83, which included a pilot test of collaborative school-business partnerships at three sites. From these pilot tests models and guidelines were developed for implementing such collaboration. The goal of the WISE project for FY84 was to facilitate the training of inservice education trainers to help meet school needs through the collaboration of schools, businesses, state and higher education agencies, and the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL). To achieve its goal, Project WISE carried out the following major activities in FY84: (1) arranged for qualified consultants to review the revised models and guidelines and provided constructive suggestions for improvement; (2) tested the models and guidelines at school sites; (3) revised the Project WISE models and guidelines in light of reviewers' recommendations, and of information collected from the project sites, (4) planned and conducted its FY84 working conference; (5) provided collaborative staff development, based on prototype models and guidelines, for local trainers and state officials, and (6) disseminated information regarding results of the project's research and development activities. Illustrative exhibits are provided in the report, along with seven attachments, including guidelines, evaluation instruments, lists of participants, conference proceedings, and a bibliography. (TE)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Improvement Programs, Inservice Education, Management Development, Models, Professional Development, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Design, School Business Relationship, Staff Development, State School District Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.