ERIC Number: ED443149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Change: Implementing a Comprehensive School Reform Program, Part 1.
CSRD Connections, v1 n2 Apr 2000.
Some schools struggle to implement comprehensive school reform, whereas others succeed. The difference usually is that the successful schools use a combination of effective change strategies. This issue lists six strategies for change that can nearly guarantee success: (1) developing an atmosphere and context conducive to change; (2) developing and communicating a shared vision; (3) planning and providing resources; (4) investing in professional development; (5) monitoring and checking progress; and (6) continuing to give assistance. This issue examines the first three strategies a facilitative leader can use to bring about school change through implementation of a comprehensive school reform program. Case studies of two elementary schools (both Title I, K-5 schools in the same state) illustrate how these strategies were applied. The issue also supplies a discussion of the strategies. Subsections include what principals can do to promote school change and the role of a superintendent in creating a climate for change. An article on "Networking Begins at http://www.CSRDweb.net" by Lacy Wood ends the issue. (DFR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I