ERIC Number: ED452597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Planning for School Improvement. A Report on a Comprehensive Planning Process.
Ahearn, Charles, Ed.
This report documents a process developed and used by the South-Eastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE) to guide 12 districts in Georgia through the planning and development of a school-improvement plan. Ultimately, a total of 35 schools successfully completed plans during the study. Each school developed a plan for school improvement to be implemented beginning the next school year. The process was based on research that provided schools with the necessary tools to get started, stay focused, and achieve desired results. This publication briefly discusses the process developed by SERVE, presents factors that seem to facilitate a school's development of its plan, and explains how the task might be approached differently in the future. Implementing a school-improvement plan calls for all stakeholders-principals, teachers, parents, students, and community representatives-to band together with a shared vision and set of goals if children are ultimately to benefit. The document is designed to be useful as a resource for those people who are seeking to lead school-improvement efforts. (DFR)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Improvement Programs, Needs Assessment, Planning, Public Schools, Staff Development, Teacher Improvement
SERVE Publications, Attn: Distribution Specialist, 1203 Governor's Square Boulevard, Suite 400, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Tel: 800-352-6001 (Toll Free); Fax: 850-671-6085; Web site: http://www.serve.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.