ERIC Number: ED280149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Implementing School Improvement Plans: A Directory of Research-Based Tools.
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
This annotated directory provides practitioners and service providers with references to existing programs, tools, and resources that school improvement teams may use to design and implement projects. The directory draws on a variety of products developed or used by state departments of education, school districts, regional educational laboratories, universities, and other organizations. Part 1, "Implementation Considerations for School Improvement Planners," presents a discussion of the elements of implementing school improvement programs; lists cautions for improvement planners; and provides selected references on initiation, implementation, and institutionalization of educational change efforts. "Descriptions of School Improvement Resources," part 2, contains descriptions of programs, tools, and resources for implementing improvement programs. Materials selected for review illustrate practical methods of forming and maintaining improvement teams, planning and conducting committee meetings, determining priorities, achieving consensus, writing action plans, publicizing program goals, assessing readiness, using outside consultants, monitoring performance, and evaluating improvement programs. Each program, tool, or resource (each presented on a separate page) lists title, author, cost, contact information, description and purpose, and (where pertinent) materials included. Part 3, a bibliography, contains three indices: a listing by author and title of material reviewed; a categorical quick guide to the use of the material in implementation; and a reference to entries by topic. A four-page bibliography of materials reviewed is included. (CJH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cooperative Planning, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Guides, Improvement Programs, Participative Decision Making, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resource Allocation, Resource Materials, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.