ERIC Number: ED297435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
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Growing into Schools of the Future: A Description of the Requisite Conditions and a Process for the Development of Self-Organizing Schools.
Lee, Nancy; Obermeyer, Gary
A self-organizing school, defined as one engaging in a continuous process in which staff assume authority and responsibility for the resources of the school, is described in this paper. The staff work together to organize learning activity around the needs and interests of each learner. The following requisite conditions are listed to accomplish this transformation: (1) a formal action by the governing body; (2) a school-level project to support change; and (3) a leadership team to provide school-level structure. To implement this transformation, a four-step process is outlined that includes assessment and analysis, problem-finding and goal-setting, planning and implementation, and evaluation and reporting. These steps are explained in detail and the resources available at each school to help in this task are identified. Resources are appended. (LMS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Education Association Conference, "Achieving Effective Schools: Myth or Reality of Education Reform" (St. Louis, MO, February 13-15, 1987).