ERIC Number: ED330072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Principles of Good Practice for Member Schools.
National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.
The National Association of Independent Schools defines high standards and ethical behavior for independent school operations. Professional admission procedures include maintaining confidentiality. Business officers' responsibilities can range from being accountable to the school head to participating in professional assistance associations. Fund raising should exemplify professional conduct; e.g., the school should refuse gifts that detract from the institution's integrity and should disclose the use of funds to constituents. Among other responsibilities, independent school heads should uphold the school mission and work with staff to examine student needs. School search committees and consultants must practice certain principles such as devising a search process that is both fair and cost effective. Guidelines for teachers and supervisors include using a variety of teaching techniques and establishing positive relationships with students. Ways for trustees to gain an understanding of the school encompass becoming informed about the school's goals and asking questions. Boards of trustees must make decisions that conform to school objectives by using practices such as preparing a statement of each school's philosophy and objectives. (EJS)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Governance, Organizational Development, Politics of Education, Private Schools
Publications, National Association of Independent Schools, 75 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110 ($8.00; $2.00 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.