ERIC Number: ED320191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Teams in Implementing School Improvement Plans. The School Improvement Leader: Four Perspectives on Change in Schools.
Eiseman, Jeffrey W.; And Others
School improvement teams are assembled to share leadership responsibility with the principal. Differing from advisory councils in that they have more involvement in decision making, and differing from management teams in that they include role groups other than administrators, school improvement teams may be composed of teachers and the principal or of a variety of role groups, including students and community members. Typically, such leadership teams have been assembled for school improvement projects during the planning phase. Once the plan is developed, however, responsibility for its implementation tends to fall back upon the administrators. The purpose of these four modules is to prepare school improvement teams for the roles they should be playing throughout implementation. A specific aspect of effective leadership is covered in each module, including: (1) Coaching Secrets for School Leaders; (2) Lessons from the Business Literature; (3) The Role of Teams in Implementing School Improvement Plans; and (4) Making Sure It Sticks: The School Improvement Leader's Role in Institutionalizing Change. The modules are designed to complement and built on one another, yet each can stand alone if a trainer wishes to focus on a single leadership aspect. This document is the third module and covers the following activities: (1) team formation; (2) team roles during implementation; (3) implementation dilemmas; and (4) constructing a school improvement agenda. Support materials including masters for flipcharts, overhead projection transparencies, or handouts are provided. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Staff Development, Teachers, Team Training, Workshops
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
Note: For related document, see ED 304 783.