ERIC Number: ED440444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-23
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration: Summary of LEA Roundtables.
Clark, Gail; Dean, Ceri
This publication offers an overview of a series of roundtables organized in Colorado, North Dakota, and Missouri. The purpose of the roundtables was to further the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) program by bringing together educators in similar stages of reform. In each case the roundtable was the first time that the state had convened its CSRD sites as a group. The general goals for the roundtables were to: identify technical assistance needs; provide information about technical assistance options and evaluation strategies; create a network of local-education-area sites by strengthening communication links among them; and share successful strategies about implementing comprehensive school-reform programs. Some of the problems identified by the roundtables include a lack of time for teachers to plan and learn collaboratively, inadequate staff training from model developers, an unwillingness to change, high teacher and administrator mobility, and a lack of coordination of resources to support reform. On the positive side, participants offered several strategies for initiating reforms, such as monthly recognition celebrations to honor staff's work, meetings held at off-site locations, and regular teacher-collaboration meetings for planning. The bulk of the document is contained in five appendices that provide samples of roundtable packets and other information. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Missouri; North Dakota