ERIC Number: ED288939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-23
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Guidelines for School Administrators: How To Get There.
Miles, Matthew B.
This paper presents a model for turning research findings into prescriptions for practical action. The model contains the following five interactive elements: (1) clear, understandable research knowledge; (2) relevant knowledge, which is seen as meaningful to normal life and concerns; (3) images of actions which exemplify the knowledge; (4) a will to do something with the knowledge; and (5) the behavioral ability to do the actions envisioned. This model is applied to the implementation of improvement programs in urban high schools. Successful and unsuccessful examples of implementation are presented and compared. The conceptualization of knowledge in this way is a prelude to the development of materials and training formats for people who will bring about school improvement. Case materials and vignettes will be used to help school administrators understand the findings and apply them to their own experiences. (VM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research, New York, NY.
Note: Paper presented at Symposium on Effective Schools Programs and the Urban High School: The Management of Large-Scale Change at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).