ERIC Number: ED353681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Handbook for Implementing School Improvement.
Holcomb, Edie, Ed.; McCue, Lydia L., Ed.
Findings from descriptions of successful practice and studies of school effectiveness are presented in this collection of readings, which provide a background of the rationale and recommendations for implementing school improvement. The readings also serve as a detailed reference for school improvement teams who have participated in training institutes presented by the National Center for Effective Schools Research and Development. The readings were developed collaboratively by practitioners and school improvement facilitators. The first narrative describes the origins of effective schools research and defines the criteria for an effective school in terms of quality and equity. The second narrative describes the research-based school characteristics and processes that correlate with quality and equity of student outcomes. School and district leadership behaviors necessary to initiate school improvement processes are examined in narrative 3. The fourth narrative is concerned with creating and communicating a mission for change. The fifth and sixth narratives examine the organizational structure and processes necessary to support school improvement at the district and building levels. Strategies to utilize data in the school improvement process are identified in the final narrative. References accompany each narrative. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Mission, Leadership, Organizational Change, Program Implementation, School Effectiveness
National Center for Effective Schools Research and Development, 685 Education Science, 1025 West Johnson Street, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 ($25).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lyndhurst Foundation, Chattanooga, TN.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.; National Center for Effective Schools Research and Development, Madison, WI.
Note: The Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation also provided support.