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ERIC Number: ED347659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Modern Facilities and Supportive Management as Tools for Developing Schools: The Kuokkala School Project, City of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Rask, Sauli
Plans for building a lower secondary school, the Kuokkala project, in Jyvaskyla, Finland, are described in this paper. The first part describes the background of the project, an experimental school developed in conjunction with the school head and university researchers. The second part discusses ways in which the modern school ensures students' individual learning opportunities, and the third part identifies seven structural principles of a modern school. Pedagogical characteristics of the modern school, which focus on a new concept of learning, recognize the individual learner's autonomy and responsibility for learning. The responsibilities of school leaders in a modern school are discussed in the final part, which asserts that the school leader plays a crucial role in influencing the school culture. Stages of a staff training process are described. A site drawing is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland