ERIC Number: ED455577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Whole School Reform Implementation in New Jersey Abbott Districts: Perceptions of Key Stakeholders. Final Report.
Muirhead, Marilyn Savarese; Tyler, Ryan L.; Hamilton, Madlene P.
This report discusses an evaluation of the implementation of Whole School Reform (WSR) in New Jersey. It is based on a study intended to update the New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE) on the implementation of WSR model programs and strategies in three school cohorts and also outline the technical assistance needs of district and school-level stakeholders. Participants in the study were drawn from three key educator groups: members of each School Management Team (SMT) from the 196 schools in the three WSR cohorts, central-office administrators, and staff members from the NJ DOE. Four questions guided the study: (1) What are the SMTs' perceptions of the progress of WSR implementation? (2) What are district staffs' perceptions of the progress of WSR implementation? (3) How do SMTs assess the quality of support supplied by the state? and (4) How do SMTs and district administrators assess the quality of support supplied by the state? Based on the findings, it was recommended that NJ DOE target two areas for assistance and support in implementing WSR: Provide ongoing technical assistance to administrators and to community organizations, such as training SMT members on how to hire appropriate personnel, and conduct additional research on the implementation of WSR. Four appendices feature copies of the surveys and descriptions of the survey protocol. (Contains 19 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Program Evaluation, School Restructuring
The George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education, 1730 North Lynn Street, Suite 401, Arlington, VA 22209-2004
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Region III Comprehensive Center, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey