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ERIC Number: ED394216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 107
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6367-X
Benchmarking. A Guide for Educators.
Tucker, Sue
This book offers strategies for enhancing a school's teaching and learning by using benchmarking, a team-research and data-driven process for increasing school effectiveness. Benchmarking enables professionals to study and know their systems and continually improve their practices. The book is designed to lead a team step by step through the benchmarking process, from deciding which benchmark to use to implementing the selected practice. Chapter 1 applies benchmarking strategies from industry to education. Chapter 2 presents a realistic picture of the resources, skills, and leadership necessary to successfully complete a benchmarking project. Chapter 3 describes the steps of deciding what to benchmark, selecting the team, and writing a team charter. Strategies for studying and documenting the benchmarking process in schools are described in chapter 4. Suggestions for identifying and establishing a benchmarking partner are offered in chapter 5. Chapters 6 and 7 describe developing a questionnaire and site-visit guidelines, analyzing the benchmarking project, making recommendations, and communicating them to the community. Guidelines for implementing recommendations and team-closure activities are offered in the last two chapters. One figure, 27 tables, and a glossary are included. (Contains 7 references and a list of 24 suggested readings.) (LMI)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A