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ERIC Number: ED544303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Viable School Improvement Requires a Developmental Strategy that Moves beyond the Skewed Wish List and Reworks Operational Infrastructure. A Center Brief
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
Whatever is enacted legislatively, viable school improvement depends on how policy makers conceive and leaders plan to address the full range of factors affecting learning and teaching and how the operational infrastructure is reworked to enable strategic and effective development of essential interventions. This is especially so for schools that desperately need to improve equity of opportunity. With these matters in mind, the focus of this brief is on (1) cautioning about the skewed and wish list nature of current school improvement proposals, (2) highlighting the expanded policy framework that should be guiding school improvement planning, and (3) suggesting prototypes for reworking existing operational infrastructure to strategically mobilize and help schools continuously improve. Appended are: (1) Examples of Prevalent Recommendations for Improving Schools Categorized in Terms of the Three Component Framework.; and (2) Operationalizing the Third Component. (Contains 4 exhibits and 6 footnotes.)
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act