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ERIC Number: ED334669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Moving the Organization.
Tindill, A. S.
To study the problems of secondary schools in the context of the Surrey School District, British Columbia, it was necessary to answer the question of how to overcome secondary school inertia so as to fundamentally alter the organization or practices within it. The primary obstacle was gaining the district Management Committee's support despite its anger, denial, bargaining, and depression over material about the district found through research. Conditional acceptance of the study was obtained by developing a strategic plan of action for the committee to modify and approve. The plan, entitled "Secondary Study: Strategies for Action, 1990-91," included 10 steps, or provisions, for its review by all concerned bodies beginning with the Management Committee and including the secondary school administrators, the president of the Survey Teachers' Association, and the District Principals. The last two steps call for the creation of a Secondary Education Task Force charged with examining the implications and recommendations contained within the study. To date, 7 of the 10 steps have been completed and while it is too early to claim success, it appears that the numerous problems encountered during the feedback process are being dealt with quite effectively. (EJS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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