ERIC Number: ED369152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Magnet Magic: A Consideration of Choice and Change.
Change theories provide administrators with helpful insight into the "whys" and "hows" of successful magnet program initiation and implementation. Educational change involves two determining factors: direction (movement) and rate (speed). The actual process of change can be divided into phases of adoption, implementation, and incorporation. Numerous authors writing about educational change address the significant roles of consultants, principals, and teachers in the change process. Different definitions of magnet schools are given as well as a history of contemporary magnet schools. A successful magnet school consists of many components, including community involvement, school leadership, clear goals, adequate parental information, and fair admissions process. Proponents of magnet schools identify numerous positive attributes of a magnet school education, such as the remarkable element of choice, better opportunity to match students' interests, and greater professional satisfaction. (Contains 42 references.) (KDP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (New Orleans, LA, February 1994).