ERIC Number: EJ1020364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Twenty-Five Factors Great Schools Have in Common
Bassett, Patrick F.
Independent School, v72 n2 Win 2013
All schools have the capacity to become great schools. All they need is the focus and leadership to create the proper conditions for the board, school leadership team, staff, and constituents to do so. In this article, the author presents 25 elements that are central to great independent schools. These include: Create and perpetuate an intentional culture; eclectically capitalize on the best ideas about what works in schools; adopt a big vision, one that continually refreshes itself in order to sustain the enterprise along the five most strategic continua: demographic, environmental, global, financial, and programmatic; adopt and fund "3 Rs" talent strategies that position the school to recruit, retain, and reward the best and brightest teachers, school leaders, and board members; and manifest a coherent philosophy of learning for students.
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, Educational Practices, Private Schools, Educational Indicators, Administrative Principles, Best Practices, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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