ERIC Number: ED369135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Planning for Change: A Source Book for Strategic Planning.
New Hampshire Univ., Durham. New Hampshire LEADership Center.
Over the past decade, there have been many calls for fundamental change in public education including a less hierarchical leadership structure and decentralized decision-making. While many plans provide goals for education reform, they do not provide a plan for achieving these goals. This guide offers school districts help in using strategic planning to achieve their educational goals. Strategic planning can facilitate communication among education stakeholders and guide change. The first section of this guide contains an introduction. The second section contains 19 key steps in the strategic-planning process that school districts can go through to prepare for, plan, and initiate change. Included are a further explanation of each key step and an estimated time frame for carrying it out. The third section contains strategic-planning terms and sample materials. Included are a comparison of strategic planning versus long-range planning, an agenda for a planning session, belief statements, three sample school district strategic plans, student-outcome objectives, strategies and work sheet, action-plan worksheet, a sample action plan and cost-benefit analysis, and a cost-projection worksheet. (Contains 20 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham. New Hampshire LEADership Center.