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ERIC Number: ED482351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep-23
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
School Restructuring: Fitting the Pieces Together.
Zimmerman, Judith A.; Grier, Harriett
Effective building leadership and time utilization are important to the success of implementing change. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe the experiences of an urban junior high school principal involved in a collaborative change effort. Specifically studied were the principal's actions, behavior, communication, and reflections as she responded to teacher requests and utilized grant resources in attempting to design a school master schedule that included common planning time for the teachers. The study is unique in two ways. First, it represents a case study (designing a master schedule) within a case study (the principal's experiences as a change agent) within a case study (the restructuring process). A second unique feature is that a university professor and the principal were co-researchers of the study. How the researchers came together is explained by the context of the study. (Contains 42 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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