ERIC Number: ED499371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Reference Count: 88
Promoting Instructional Improvement: A Strategic Human Resource Management Perspective
Smylie, Mark A.; Wenzel, Stacy A.
Consortium on Chicago School Research
This report argues that instructional improvement, which goes hand-in-hand with efforts at education reform, can be promoted through the strategic use of human resource management (HRM) practices at the school, district, and state levels. The authors present information from the organizational and management literatures on how firms in several fields have made use of various HRM practices to achieve organizational goals. Considering instructional improvement as a primary goal of schools, districts, and states, the authors then consider how strategic HRM practices might be used to achieve this goal. Using vignettes from three elementary schools in the Chicago Annenberg Research Project, the authors examine how the schools' strategic use of HRM practices affected their ability to change teaching practices. The authors conclude by reviewing how strategic HRM practices might be implemented in educational settings. [Funding for this report was provided by the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.]
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Organizational Development, Industrial Psychology, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Instructional Development, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: Consortium on Chicago School Research, IL.