ERIC Number: ED484407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Beyond the Emperor's New Clothes: The Role of the Central Office in Systemwide Instructional Improvement. Benchmark. Volume 5, Issue 3, Summer 2004
National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform
In the field of comprehensive school reform, there is a growing awareness among educators, researchers, and state and district leaders that the central office is critical in implementing and sustaining school reforms. In this issue of the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform's quarterly newsletter, Larry Leverett, former Superintendent of the Plainfield Public School District in New Jersey and currently Superintendent of Schools in Greenwich, Connecticut, shares his professional wisdom on the difficulties districts encounter in sustaining reform and identifies effective practices that support schools and instructional improvement. The following sections are included: (1) Introduction; (2) The Central Office is Vital to Systemwide Instructional Improvement; (3) Promising Practices that Support Coherent, Systemwide Change; (4) Re-Thinking Accountability; and (5) Conclusion.
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Educational Change, Change Strategies, School Districts, Accountability, Cooperation, Principals, Government School Relationship
National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20037-1801. Tel: 877-766-4277 (Toll Free); Fax: 877-308-4995 (Toll Free); e-mail: AskNCCSR@goodschools.gwu.edu; Web site: http://www.goodschools.gwu.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, Washington, DC.