ERIC Number: ED335766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Can Networking Encourage the Sharing of Practical Wisdom?
Walters, Susan A.
Implementation processes and outcomes at a junior high school of the Mastery in Learning Project, an NEA-sponsored national school transformation effort, are described in this paper. Based on the principle that a school's decisions should be made by its faculty, the project seeks to develop teachers' ability to creatively and cooperatively use skills and knowledge for problem solving. The four-stage process involves developing a school profile, taking a faculty inventory, developing committee teamwork, and developing staff involvement in comprehensive decision making. The project also participated in the School Renewal Network, a computer information system. Features of the program include utilization of a knowledge base, collegiality, reflection, and open expression of conflicting beliefs. (9 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).