ERIC Number: ED341129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive School Improvement. Hot Topics: Usable Research Series.
Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.
The Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE) provides information on re-designing curriculum and instruction in schools, re-defining roles and responsibilities of school staffs, and promoting changes to address the needs of the Southeast's growing and diverse student population. SERVE offers a series of publications entitled "Hot Topics: Usable Research," which focus on issues of present relevance and importance in education in the region and act as guidebooks for educators. This "Hot Topics" expands the meaning of school improvement to include concepts of restructuring. Twelve characteristics of effective schools which provide the framework for this issue of "Hot Topics" include: clear goals, school-focused improvement, strong leadership, high expectations, focused program of instruction, collaborative decision making, individual and organizational development, order and discipline, maximized learning time, parent/community involvement, incentives/rewards for academic success, and careful and continuous evaluation. Each of these characteristics is addressed in the first section of this document, along with individual school research applications from the Southeast and the nation. The second section describes steps and procedures for implementing school improvement efforts. Section 3 describes current and planned state-sponsored school improvement programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. A list of names and addresses of other regional agencies and organizations involved with school improvement is included, as well as self-assessment forms. (LAP)
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, School Effectiveness, School Restructuring, State Programs
Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), 345 S. Magnolia Drive, Suite D-23, Tallahassee, FL 32301-2950.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina