ERIC Number: ED444266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Action Mapping: A Planning Tool for Change. HSLA Monograph.
Future leaders will have to rely upon skills that are far different from those used in the past. Action mapping serves as a meta-process for moving schools toward desired ends; it calls upon school leaders to move into action, to reflect upon such actions, and to collect stories for future reflections. This process could be helpful to a school going through accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Action mapping could be used to consolidate a school's WASC self-study findings into a schoolwide action plan. This monograph challenges current planning processes, and posits instead a sense-making process that allows organizations to transform themselves in seemingly chaotic environments. Action mapping assumes that organizations value networks that support the flow of information throughout its system. In action mapping, those responsible for producing success share the responsibilities of developing wisdom for an entire organization. It presupposes that change requires support from the organizational hierarchy, and it strongly believes that each participant in a system has a capacity to contribute ideas that enhance and sustain the system. (Contains 16 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Note: This monograph is part of a series published quarterly by Hawaii School Leadership Academy, Hawaii State Department of Education. For others in the series, see EA 030 587, EA 030 590, and EA 030 591.