ERIC Number: ED357423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Shaping Strategy: Independent School Planning in the'90s.
Stone, Susan C.
The definition of strategic planning has changed in recent years. Strategic planning for independent schools involves creating a vision and a mission, employing environmental scanning methods to identify important facts, focusing on excellence, mandating continuous flexibility, and relying on simplicity. This book reexamines and updates information on strategic planning outlined in an earlier work. To analyze why the process of strategic planning has worked so well in so many different kinds of schools, leadership and management literature about strategic planning was reviewed. Topics of chapters include planning in the 1990s, preparing for a planning cycle, strategic thinking, drafting a strategic plan, the implementation program, appraisal and revitalization, and problems and pitfalls. The appendices contain an outline of the strategic-planning process strategic-planning chart, a sample set of planning documents, a sample implementation program, and a sample computerized implementation program. (Contains 10 references.) (JPT)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Objectives, Private Schools, Strategic Planning, Workshops
National Association of Independent Schools, 75 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.