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ERIC Number: EJ852540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
A Critical Review of Strategic Planning: Panacea for Public Education?
Beach, Robert H.; Lindahl, Ron
Journal of School Leadership, v14 n2 p211-234 Mar 2004
Many states, accrediting agencies, and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium have policies and standards mandating strategic planning for public schools. Planning in schools has become synonymous with strategic planning. However, alternative approaches to change exist that offer more effective solutions to school improvement. School processes are significantly different from those in the business environment from which strategic planning evolved. The coalescence of policy around a single planning form may not be in public education's best interests. This article explores the limitations of the strategic model and the potential contributions of other planning models and lessons from contemporary "best practice." (Contains 10 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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