ERIC Number: ED346591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Starting New Schools: Lessons for Success.
Jennings, Wayne B.
Arguments for beginning new schools as a robust alternative to the incremental improvement of existing schools are presented in this paper. The educational improvement approach of starting new schools or programs, rather than making incremental improvements or generating comprehensive change in existing schools, is advocated. Two major types of problems in starting new schools center around systems and client problems. Systems problems include program focus, resource allocation, and staffing, and client problems involve relationships with students and parents. Recommendations are made to empower stakeholders, utilize alternative staffing patterns, improve staff/program allocation, and include staff choice. (8 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools, Madison, WI.; Designs for Learning, Inc., St. Paul, MN.