ERIC Number: ED299363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Steps to a Successful Magnet Program. Research in Brief.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Magnet school programs require careful planning. Originally designed to achieve voluntary desegregation, magnet programs attract students of all races and backgrounds by offering special curricular themes and instructional approaches not offered in neighborhood schools. Outcomes of a successful program include the following: (1) desegregation; (2) decreased enrollment declines; (3) higher achievement levels; and (4) decrease in community concern over the general quality of education. The ten steps to developing a successful magnet program are the following: (1) decide what the program is supposed to do; (2) find out what the community wants; (3) decide on themes; (4) choose strong leaders; (5) let teachers volunteer; (6) provide staff development; (7) market the program to parents; (8) decide on selection criteria; (9) develop a practical transportation plan; and (10) identify and tap funding sources. (FMW)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Admission Criteria, Busing, Community Involvement, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Fund Raising, Magnet Schools, Nontraditional Education, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Desegregation, Secondary Schools, Staff Development, Teacher Role, Urban Schools, Voluntary Desegregation
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.