ERIC Number: ED436840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Mapping School Change in an Accelerated School: The Case Study of Miami East North Elementary School. Transforming Learning Communities.
Poetter, Thomas S.
This book is part of a series of case studies that demonstrate better ways to educate Ohio's students. The case study is part of the Transforming Learning Communities (TLC) Project, designed to support significant school-reform efforts among Ohio's elementary, middle, and high schools. The text describes an elementary school serving a homogeneous student population in a rural section of western Ohio. The school adopted the Accelerated Schools (AS) restructuring philosophy, and the report discusses the principles of AS, the nine underlying values of AS, and the strategies for implementing the program. The book outlines the reflection that went into whether to adopt the AS program, and the experiences with initial resistance, hiring an AS coach, team building, taking stock, and creating a vision for the school. It discusses changes in staff members, in the educational environment, in the students, and in the members of the community. The text provides snapshots of change as it evolved and it offers "mile markers," which describe the process of change, such as "symbolic acts count,""laying the foundation for change is crucial,""change requires leadership,""change is difficult," and "change must be complete." Three appendices provide the project proposal, interview questions, and other information. (Contains 16 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.