ERIC Number: ED401640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Linking School Community Members for School Improvement.
Light, John D.; And Others
Kilby Laboratory School is affiliated with the University of North Alabama, under the direction of the Dean of the School of Education. The school includes a preschool and K-6 program. This paper describes how teachers and staff developed the school's improvement plan, with a focus on the staff retreat held in 1994 to outline the mission statement, develop action plans, foster commitment to work in focus-interest groups, and conduct focus-group training. The staff decided on a concerns-based adoption model, which recognizes the importance of individual involvement and development. The model is a "first-order" change directed toward improving the efficiency and effectiveness of current structures and processes without disturbing the school's basic organizational features. One figure is included. Appendices contain a sample retreat agenda and evaluation, the principles of the concerns-based adoption model, a list of participants, educational objectives, and focus-group statements. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Education Administration (Savannah, GA, November 10-12, 1996).