ERIC Number: ED358540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Planning, Processing, and Action Leads to Quality Schools.
Dlugosh, Larry L.
To meet public scrutiny and increased demands for quality public education, schools must plan. Developing legitimate plans depends on the ability to recognize the patterns that guide current practice and uncover those that will create change. Educators need to understand the planning concepts that have helped business meet new challenges. To bring about the systemic change called for in education reform, strategic planning must be used. Strategic planning in education can help school districts identify beliefs and values of education, establish goals and purposes, prepare for change, involve the community, and set objectives in meeting the needs of students and the community. Strategic planning must also include respect for individual viewpoints and for the value of the accomplishments of the past. There are 10 steps to successful strategic planning for education: discuss strategic planning with the board of education, appoint a strategic-planning team, collect evidence to support change, examine strengths and limitations, develop a mission statement, identify objectives, discuss best hopes and worst fears, write an implementation plan, implement the plan, and institutionalize the process. (Contains 22 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Creating the Quality School (2nd, Oklahoma, OK, March 25-27, 1993).