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Steller, Arthur W. – 1983
Based on the assumption that teachers play a critical role in producing positive public opinions of schooling, this article provides suggestions for administrators to use to improve their schools' public relations. The first list of suggestions offers details about how to make teachers more aware of their roles as public relations agents. This…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship
Steller, Arthur W. – 1988
This study examined the extent to which federal and state funding compensates for the excess cost of educating students under Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. The literature is supports of the contention that the high costs of educating a handicapped child were well known prior to passage of P.L. 94-142, which…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Economics, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education
Steller, Arthur W. – Updating School Board Policies, 1985
School board members can use board policies to set the direction for effective instructional management. Effective schools appear to have these characteristics in common: (1) strong instructional leadership by the principal, (2) a safe and orderly atmosphere, (3) high expectations of all students, (4) schoolwide emphasis on basic skills…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Board of Education Policy, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Steller, Arthur W. – 1988
This booklet presents the concept of school effectiveness, the factors associated with effectiveness, and supporting research. Six factors of school effectiveness are discussed: (1) strong instructional leadership by the principal; (2) clear instructional focus; (3) high expectations and standards; (4) safe and orderly climate; (5) frequent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies
Steller, Arthur W. – Updating School Board Policies, 1984
With 50 percent of all principals planning to retire in the 1980's, hiring good principals should be a matter of planning rather than chance. This pamphlet notes the strategies that can help to ensure that a district hires effective educational leaders as principals. Developing effective job descriptions and interviewing techniques, though…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Administrator Selection, Assessment Centers (Personnel)
Steller, Arthur W. – 1983
Because positive teacher-parent relationships have an effect upon student achievement and upon public opinion of the schools, numerous practical suggestions for improving home-school communication are presented. The following four areas are discussed: (1) educating teachers about their roles as public relations agents; (2) improving home-school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Guidelines
Steller, Arthur W. – 1980
This document provides a brief overview of the many aspects of educational planning. The first chapter discusses the history of planning, possible definitions of planning, needs for flexibility, continued evaluation, and communication in successful planning, and the value of planning to educational leadership. Chapter two reviews 14 planning…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Systems, Models
Steller, Arthur W.; Pell, Carroll – Updating School Board Policies, 1986
Administrators can improve their school's custodial program by following steps that increase productivity, reduce costs, and provide long-term benefits of higher cleanliness standards. Administrators should work toward improved building cleanliness by insisting on a school board policy that establishes objectives for the custodial department.…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Board of Education Policy, Building Operation, Cost Effectiveness
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Steller, Arthur W.; Faison, Hawthorne – Journal of Educational Public Relations, 1984
Based on 84 questionnaires returned of 160 mailed in 1983 to 41 states and two educational service agencies, this study provides extensive charts on public relations activities in school districts of all sizes and in eight specific areas, including school board policy, news sources, and district/news media relations. (JBM)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Charts, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
Steller, Arthur W.; Pell, Carroll J. – Updating School Board Policies, 1985
The school board establishes a commitment to efficient energy management through its policies and budget priorities. Such a policy should include a statement of purpose, assign accountability for improving energy efficiency, and ensure that mandated standards are maintained. To permanently prevent energy waste, a gradual change to a comprehensive…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Community Involvement, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Steller, Arthur W.; Lambert, Walter K. – NASSP Bulletin, 1996
Distressed with their district's lackluster performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams, staff at Oklahoma City Schools reviewed the program and decided the curriculum was not challenging or motivating enough for students. They then developed and implemented a vastly improved AP program initiative that provided teacher incentives, staff…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Advanced Placement Programs, College Preparation, Curriculum Development
Steller, Arthur W.; Lambert, Walter K. – Executive Educator, 1996
With fewer church-going youngsters and more dysfunctional families, today's schools have become more involved in character education. A student's death from leukemia propelled the Boston Public Schools into a formal values-education effort. The district offers a comprehensive literature-based program that teaches values such as courage, honesty,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Honesty, Justice