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ERIC Number: ED319543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-10
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Project Redesign: A Cooperative School Improvement Program Involving Four Rural School Districts and Texas Tech University.
Beckner, Weldon
This paper describes a collaborative project involving Texas Tech University personnel and four school districts in a school improvement program. The project was built around an agreement between the university personnel and school districts committing them to the program and using the Outcomes Driven Developmental Model as the basis for action. College personnel provided assistance to districts in understanding and use of the model, as well as technical training and feedback service. The model involves school administration, the board of education, and the schools themselves in promoting student self-esteem, cognitive skills, process skills, self-directed learning, and concern for others. Training sessions were held four times a year for administrators and teachers. Superintendents were involved in planning sessions at least two times a year. At the end of the 3-year program, follow-up activities were planned to allow continued improvement. Evaluation results show that participants were almost unanimous in affirming that the school districts were committed to school improvement using the outcome based development model. Responses to questions about effectiveness were generally positive, although some reservations were expressed. The major difficulties were community understanding and trust, and openness among district staff members. (DHP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas