ERIC Number: ED450481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
How To Create Incentives for Design-Based Schools. Getting Better by Design, Volume 6.
Hill, Paul T.
This paper examines how to encourage widespread adoption of comprehensive school-reform models--adoption outside the schools and districts that took part in the development process. It refers to such models as "design-based" schools. The paper defines what is meant by a school design and describes receptive school and district environments that are likely to encourage adoption of promising designs. It also reviews the incentives governing the behavior of local stakeholders and considers the possibility that key local actors might be unwilling to cooperate with comprehensive school reform, inclined, in fact, to undermine it. It calls for performance pressures to encourage the adoption of design-based schools and suggests the establishment of state-level incentives to encourage widespread implementation. These incentives are appropriate for all design-based models, whether those proposed by NAS-supported organizations or others. (Contains 33 references.) (DFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Governance, Performance Factors, Program Design, Public Schools, School Organization
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation, St. Davids, PA.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Authoring Institution: New American Schools Development Corp.