ERIC Number: ED471523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Working with Model Providers.
Walter, Katie; Hassel, Bryan C.
Often a central feature of a school's improvement efforts is the adoption of a Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) model, an externally developed research-based design for school improvement. Adopting a model is only the first step in CSR. Another important step is forging partnerships with developers of CSR models. This guide aims to help schools and districts build productive partnerships with model developers. The guide is divided into three sections. "Establishing a Framework" addresses services and materials to be delivered by the model provider, actions the school or district will take to facilitate implementation, and costs and payment arrangements. "Working as Partners" discusses the implementation plan and timetable, common issues in implementation, and use of evaluations to improve the model's effectiveness. "Planning for the Future" considers contract duration, relationship after the contract ends, and dealing with an early end to the relationship. Within each section is a series of steps for each party that includes a brief discussion of the issue being considered. Throughout the guide are many brief recaps of vital information for quick reference. Contained in eight appendices are questionnaires and worksheets designed to aid schools and districts in thinking about the issues and communicating with the model provider. (WFA)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Partnerships in Education, Questionnaires
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1120 East Diehl Road, Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563. Tel: 630-649-6500; Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free); Fax: 630-649-6700; e-mail: email@example.com. Web site: http://www.ncrel.org. For full text: http://www.ncrel.org/csri/model.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Lab. Network.