ERIC Number: ED301950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Context and Change: A Training Program for School Improvement.
Corbett, H. Dickson; D'Amico, Joseph J.
This program has been developed to train those who would direct educational improvement and change efforts. This training program was written to transfer the findings of research described in "School Context and School Change: Implications for Effective Planning" by Corbett, Dawson, and Firestone (1984, Teachers College Press) to practice. Six training sessions were developed. As a whole, the sessions help participants understand school organization and its impact on both the change process and field agent behavior. Individually, the sessions focus on different aspects of school organization, the change process, field agent activities, and the interaction among them. The training sessions developed are: (1) school context and school change; (2) site influence on the field agent; (3) planning and participation; (4) spreading change; (5) promoting lasting change; and (6) getting started. Each session begins with a trainer's overview that identifies the session's purposes, outlines its goals and activity sequence, and provides an estimate of the amount of time that should be devoted to the session's guidelines. Following the overview are the presentations, skill development exercises, and case studies to be used in the sessions. Masters for handouts are provided at the end of each section. (SI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Guides, Research and Instruction Units, School Organization, Training Methods
Publication Sales, Research for Better Schools, 444 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($24.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.