ERIC Number: ED461942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Building Shared Responsibility for Student Learning.
Conzemius, Anne; O'Neill, Jan
Shared responsibility for student learning is neither a program nor a curriculum. It incorporates a set of principles and techniques that gives members of a school community the authority and responsibility to create what is needed, based on the data and culture of their particular school and school district. Sharing responsibility for student success, school staff members are able to learn, adapt, modify, and innovate using a common focus, collaboration, and reflection, and to create an environment where leadership becomes a matter of shared responsibility. In chapter 1, a conceptual framework is presented for building shared responsibility for student learning. Chapter 2 describes how to achieve shared focus at the school site. Chapter 3 provides an in-depth look at the power of reflection. Chapter 4 adds the "why and how" of collaboration. Chapter 5 introduces "SMART goals"--the means for powering shared responsibility's continuous personal and organizational learning. Finally, chapter 6 pulls all the elements together to describe what the leadership capacity created through shared responsibility looks like and feels like in practice. Appendix A contains sample tree diagrams, Appendix B contains a sample professional development plan, Appendix C describes components of the Verona Area School District Strategic Plan, and Appendix D provides a collection of self-assessment tools. (Contains 70 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Cooperation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Parent Responsibility, Student Responsibility, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Responsibility
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.