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ERIC Number: EJ812675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Action Planning: Rowing in the Same Direction
Hewson, Kurtis; Adrian, Lorna
Principal, v88 n1 p48-51 Sep-Oct 2008
Two years ago, as Claresholm Elementary School prepared for a new year with a new principal, it had the usual shopping list of ambitions--focus on student learning, support the staff, empower parents, and more. However, in examining the school's improvement plan it became apparent that the school staff had a unique opportunity to develop solid structures that would initiate, drive, and sustain strategic school improvement. As a result of their study, personal reflection, and communication with other schools, the staff ascertained that whatever model was adopted or developed would need to adhere to three guiding principles: (1) Supporting a community of learners; (2) Involving all staff members; and (3) Recognizing, using, and strengthening staff and team capacity. In this article, the authors describe how the school staff at Claresholm Elementary School sketched out an action-planning process that focused on these guiding principles. (Contains 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A