ERIC Number: ED358561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
School-Based Instructional Leadership: A Staff Development Program for School Effectiveness and Improvement.
Holcomb, Edie L.
Outcomes of the School-Based Instructional Leadership (SBIL) program are described in this paper. The goal of the program is to empower school leadership teams (which include administrators, teachers, and representatives of stakeholder groups) for new roles and relationships as they implement a school-development process within their own contexts. This paper describes the team-training sessions, content of the training handbook, training formats, and the training of trainers. Between June 1991 and August 1992, 909 educators and stakeholders participated directly in hands-on utilization of SBIL. Initial findings indicate that the program has achieved results related to each of the following program objectives: (1) develop skills and attitudes for shared leadership; (2) synthesize fragmented efforts around a familiar framework; (3) build internal capacity for dissemination and follow-up; (4) provide a readiness base for more ambitious or extensive restructuring efforts; and (5) facilitate collaboration among school-improvement facilitators and higher education. Data from a follow-up study, training evaluation forms, and anecdotal reports suggest that clients are highly satisfied with both the training content and format. (Contains 23 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Effective Schools Research and Development, Madison, WI.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (Norrkoping, Sweden, January 1993).