ERIC Number: EJ1162047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Can Schools Meet the Promise of Continuous Improvement?
Elgart, Mark A.
Phi Delta Kappan, v99 n4 p54-59 Dec 2017-Jan 2018
Continuous improvement is "an embedded behavior within the culture of a school that constantly focuses on the conditions, processes, and practices that will improve teaching and learning." The phrase has been part of the lexicon of school improvement for decades, but real progress is rare. Based on its observations of about 5,000 institutions a year, AdvancEd Improvement Network has found that there are strong relationships between effective continuous improvement practices and the following characteristics of high-performing schools: a clear direction, healthy culture, high expectations, impact of instruction, resource management, efficacy of engagement, and implementation capacity.
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Accountability, Leaders, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Opportunities, Total Quality Management, Leadership Effectiveness
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