ERIC Number: ED383040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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New Habits of Mind and Heart: Collaboration and Strategic Alliances.
Groff, Warren H.
In 1993, The Pennsylvania State Board of Education approved 15 performance-based education goals that contain 53 student learning outcomes. Boards of education and superintendents must create and implement strategic plans that specify how school districts and area vocational-technical schools will help students reach the intended outcomes. This paper takes the position that without access to the latest technology, learners receive less than a complete education. Contemporary communication and information technologies hold the potential for re-engineering traditional education and creating new learning communities. The paper proposes building learning communities through a Leadership and Human Resources Development Academy, which would design and perfect a human-resources development system. The academy would: (1) raise the level of awareness about information essential to strategic planning and re-engineering the learning experience; (2) provide assistance to school districts in various phases of strategic planning; (3) serve as a link between public- and private-sector institutions; and (4) help to develop multi-year action plans and acquire fiscal resources. School districts need help in strategic planning; the paper describes strategic-planning activities in the Philadelphia area and collaborative arrangements within southeastern Pennsylvania. Appendices contain information on strategic planning within intermediate units in the Philadelphia school system and information on using electronic delivery systems for educational restructuring. Contains 65 references. (LMI)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Resources, Information Networks, Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Utilization, Management Information Systems, Strategic Planning, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania