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ERIC Number: ED341120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
One District's Journey to Success with Outcome-Based Education.
Nyland, Larry
Before implementing its Outcome Based Education process, Pasco (Washington) progressed through three readiness stages paralleling the steps for good time management. Following a teacher strike, stage I involved taking care of essentials, such as rebuilding the relationship with teachers, cleaning up the grounds, and rewriting the district policy manual. During stage II, Pasco initiated win-win bargaining, a new teacher evaluation process, and an effective schools program. During stage III, the District intensified its search for efficiency, and finally decided on the OBE process developed by John Champlain. Based on the premise that all students can learn, OBE provided impetus for developing a new vision, training teachers, discovering "best knowledge," focusing on results or outputs, removing barriers to success, and developing teaching teams. The project succeeded because of strong board commitment, a 2-year investment in refining vision and beliefs, productive union meetings, and reliable consultation. The process could have been improved by earlier parent involvement, concentration on measurable student outcomes, celebration of small accomplishments, and greater investment in principal training and feedback. Five figures charting OBE goals and elements are appended. (33 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A