ERIC Number: ED314862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Development of Site-Based School Improvement in Oklahoma.
Osborne, Willie D., Jr.
Now in the third year of operation, the Oklahoma Leadership in Educational Administration (LEAD) Project is implementing a professional development program for state educational administrators. The mission of the project is to develop and implement a research-based leadership skills training model to improve the effectiveness of practicing school administrators with preference given to beginning principals, women, and minority members. The strength of the Oklahoma LEAD Project lies in the involvement of practitioners in the design of materials for use by peers, and in the establishment of close working relationships with several groups in the state who deal with administrative preparation, certification, and professional development. The Oklahoma project is structured to provide support to practitioners working to implement the Oklahoma Minimum Criteria for Effective Teaching and Administrative Performance. A total of seven Instructional Modules have been designed to aid implementation, including the "Site-Based School Improvement" Module, which provides hands-on training in cooperative processing, collaborative planning, profiling, change and climate, and development of a site plan. A total of 45 people from 12 school districts, representing 43 school sites, were trained as "trainers" in the initial round of LEAD Project training. A second round of training conducted by the "trainers" has now begun. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma