ERIC Number: ED421766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Reflecting on Progress: Site-Based Management and School Improvement in North Carolina. R&D. Special Report.
McColskey, Wendy; Mikow-Porto, Vicky; Bingham, Steve
North Carolina has been active in its legislative support of site-based management since 1989. A study of the impact of such legislation and how participatory management at the school level has influenced the state's education system is presented. The report is based on data collected for the Task Force on Site-Based Management, which was created by North Carolina's General Assembly. Surveys and focus groups, involving more than 1,100 teachers, principals, and PTA presidents, were conducted over a 2-year period to better understand the perspectives of those in local districts affected by state policies. The text examines whether site-based management is taking hold, whether it is easy for a school to move to collective responsibility, and what elements successful sites have in common, along with shared features evident in less-successful sites. The study presents the state policy context in North Carolina and relates what has been learned about implementing site-based management. The results are presented under the categories of perceptions of effectiveness, perceptions of implementation issues, decision-making power, and other areas of interest. The volume closes with an overview of how schools can get started with site-based management so that all staff are involved. (RJM)
Descriptors: Decentralization, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Longitudinal Studies, School Based Management, School Law, School Restructuring, State Legislation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina