ERIC Number: ED364956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Improving Student Performance: New Strategies for Implementing Higher Standards.
Cordell, Franklin D.; Waters, J. Timothy
This document describes the steps for redesigning public schools into Championship Schools, a comprehensive approach to transformation. Eight transformational processes are outlined: organizational conditioning, clarifying values, strategic planning, measuring, communicating, coaching, team building, and community building. To successfully redesign the traditional school to meet the specifications of the Championship schools, seven design tasks must be undertaken: (1) manage the transition; (2) build public support; (3) redefine standards, expectations, and assessments; (4) provide instruction that will ensure success for all; (5) create and install a high-performance management system; (6) integrate human-services delivery; and (7) integrate all tasks through strategic planning. The tools and strategies needed by leadership to effect the change are described. Part 2 demonstrates the application of one transformational process, community building, to the task of transition management. Included are notes about transition management, a description of the general purposes and practices of community building, a design for a community-building session, and five minilectures that introduce each session activity. Four figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Peak Performing Schools, Greeley, CO.