ERIC Number: ED344289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Organizational Characteristics of the Minnesota Educational Effectiveness Program. The Minnesota Educational Effectiveness Program Research and Development Project.
Saint Cloud State Univ., MN.
The Minnesota Educational Effectiveness Program (MEEP) was authorized by legislative act in 1983 and has been operational since 1984. MEEP is a school-based education improvement process. As of January 1991, MEEP serves 593 schools, representing 244, or 54 percent, of the 430 school districts in Minnesota. The design of the MEEP process is based upon 15 research-referenced characteristics (6 instructional and 9 organizational) of effective schools. In January 1991, a project was undertaken to review and update the organizational characteristics and change sections of MEEP. The project design was to be research-referenced rather than research-based. The strategy was to search for "universal" characteristics of effectiveness that apply, regardless of type of organization. This report contains an overview, reviews of three types of organizations, and a summary chapter that includes conclusions and recommendations regarding the organizational characteristics of effective organizations. Following are the titles and authors of the papers that comprise the literature review chapters of the report: (1) "Organizational Characteristics of Effective Health Care Delivery Organizations" (Patricia J. Bodelson); (2) "Organizational Characteristics of Effective Schools" (Sue Pierson Ellingson); and (3) "Characteristics of Organizational Effectiveness of Business and Nonprofit Organizations" (Don VandeWalle). (MLF)
Descriptors: Business, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Services, Institutional Characteristics, Literature Reviews, Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizations (Groups), Public Schools, School Effectiveness
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud State Univ., MN.