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ERIC Number: EJ748017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
School Improvement Planning in East Tennessee Middle Schools: A Content Analysis and Perceptions Study
Vincent, Anfara A., Jr.; Patterson, Faye; Buehler, Alison; Gearity, Brian
NASSP Bulletin, v90 n4 p277-300 2006
This mixed-methods study focuses on school improvement planning in middle schools in east Tennessee. Utilizing the improvement plans of 17 middle schools and surveys that were administered to 493 teachers and 35 administrators, this study found that there was (A) an overemphasis on academic goals, (B) an overreliance on the use of "homemade" data collection instruments, (C) a lack of attention to the effectiveness of school leadership, and (D) no mention of research-based, middle school best practices. Policy recommendations are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee