ERIC Number: ED309529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
School Site Strategic Planning To Improve District Performance.
Lytle, James H.
This paper describes the evolution of a school-based planning model that accommodates independent approaches to School District of Philadelphia goals. The description centers on key strategic planning decisions made during a 6-year period and three components of the planning model: the organizational monitoring and feedback system; organizational cybernetics; and organizational strains created by the tensions among policies, procedures, and personnel. The model provided a framework for each of Philadelphia's 260 schools to work toward goals appropriate to their own unique circumstances. The model is significant not only because it provides schools autonomy in a tight policy framework, but because it has served to coordinate instructional services delivery. (JAM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.