ERIC Number: ED436843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher-Leaders, Trust, and Technology: The Case Study of Talawanda Middle School. Transforming Learning Communities.
Brooks, Douglas M.
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 presents a case study based on a middle school in southwestern Ohio. It opens with an overview of a typical day at the school and describes the local education community. The book discusses how the middle school's vision was created and how the school tapped into the TLC Project reform network. It outlines professional development at the school and the advancement of teacher and administrator leadership. The text details the structures for success that were implemented at the school, such as the school's governance structure, the principal's advisory committee, faculty meetings, the parent-teacher group, scheduling, technology for communication and instruction, and the dialogic decision-making process that made reform possible. The report examines the tensions inherent in the transformation process and some of the side effects of change. It concludes with an overview of research on school reform and the vision, commitment, and resources that are necessary for bringing about change. An appendix describes the study's methodology. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.