ERIC Number: ED434409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Education Leader's Role in Change: How To Proceed. Breaking Ranks: Making It Happen.
Gainey, Donald D.; Webb, L. Dean
This booklet is part of a series that was designed to serve as a resource for high school leaders. The volume focuses on the education leader's role in change and contains practical strategies, procedures, and ideas to enable school leaders to plan and implement programs that will help students. It highlights the findings in the National Association of Secondary School Principals' publication, "Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution." The booklet describes the Breaking Ranks program, which emphasizes the belief that students can learn better in a personalized learning environment, and it details strategies for achieving this goal. Intended as a how-to manual, the volume outlines the 10 steps for implementing change: (1) defining the purpose, future, and vision of the school; (2) establishing the action planning team; (3) identifying the problem or opportunity; (4) collecting data; (5) defining the rules, roles, relationships, and responsibilities of stakeholders; (6) reviewing the research; (7) developing the action plan; (8) assessing the conditions for change; (9) operationalizing the action plan; and (10) reporting the results. Each step features a series of questions to help leaders formulate each step of the program. The plan encourages principals to focus their efforts on severing the subservient dependence that students feel toward school officials, teachers, and the various stakeholder groups. (Contains 16 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Note: For others in the series, see EA 030 072, EA 030 075, and EA 030 077.