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Krueger, Jack P.; Parish, Ralph – Planning and Changing, 1982
Studies in five Missouri districts identified eight characteristics deterring change and constituting an "informal covenant" between teachers and principals. Eight corresponding conditions essential to change include relating changes to a school's culture, knowing local procedures and sensitive issues, recognizing moments when changes are…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cote, Ron Roy – Planning and Changing, 1982
The traditional division of the school into discrete classrooms does not fill today's diverse student and faculty needs. The alternative might be a school divided into 40 individual carrels, 15 project rooms, 5 offices, 2 seminar rooms, and 1 multipurpose room. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Building Conversion, Building Plans, Classrooms, Design Requirements
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West, Philip T.; West, Joan E. – Planning and Changing, 1982
Discusses changing negative attitudes toward schools to positive ones by the use of three strategies: promotion of public participation, emphasis on mutualism of values and attitudes, and employment of expert testimony. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Opinion
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Rees, Richard T.; Carpenter, Richard J. – Planning and Changing, 1980
Outlines a procedure that negotiators can use to survey the attitudes of those involved in collective bargaining and then plot those attitudes in a matrix that categorizes issues as hard to negotiate, easy to negotiate, important, or unimportant. Such information should aid negotiators in formulating their strategy. (IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Collective Bargaining, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scigliano, John A.; Scigliano, Virginia – Planning and Changing, 1979
Provides an overview of the facets involved in persistence of developmental students at the college level. (IRT)
Descriptors: College Students, Compensatory Education, Higher Education
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Rich, John Martin – Planning and Changing, 1988
Suggests how administrators may reduce teacher incompetence. Teacher incompetence can be reduced if administrators fully understand and undertake appropriate preventive and remedial measures. Two sections comprise this article. First, a taxonomy of teacher incompetence reveals the magnitude of the problem. Second, preventive and remedial measures…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Malpractice, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Coleman, Donald G.; Achilles, C. M. – Planning and Changing, 1987
Inspired by the publication of "Leaders for America's Schools" (1987), a guide for improving administrator preparation, this paper identifies program components to be reformed, examines general problems associated with each component, and encourages thinking about solutions to some of these problems. Assessment centers to test administrator skills…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Admission Criteria, Assessment Centers (Personnel), Educational Change
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Beach, Robert H. – Planning and Changing, 1984
Discusses the implications of a planning and decision concept, "Ideal Displacement." Cautions administrators that the process by which alternatives are developed, weighted, and selected has a profound impact on the quality of the decision. (MLF)
Descriptors: Criteria, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Administration
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Suen, Hoi K.; Thurman, Alfonzo – Planning and Changing, 1985
Describes the Educational Opportunity Program of Northern Illinois University's adaptation of an administrative planning decision making program called the Delphi concensus seeking process. (MD)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Higher Education
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Wolfe, Richard O. – Planning and Changing, 1985
Defines the concept of the synergistic model of organizational structure. The primary components of the model are cooperative action and job integration, which have as a direct result the increased energy in staff members using the model. (MD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Leadership
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Jones, Thomas H.; Alubicki, Joseph – Planning and Changing, 1979
Explains how school systems can qualify for assistance under the National Energy Policy Conservation Act, which provides federal funds to those districts and institutions (schools and hospitals) that are willing to take energy conservation measures. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
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Metha, Arlene – Planning and Changing, 1979
Presents some strategies for changing attitudes toward sex equity and Title IX. (IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kimpson, Richard D. – Planning and Changing, 1982
Suggests procedures for analyzing educational goals prior to adoption, recommends "force analysis" as an important dimension of needs assessment, and explains techniques for clarifying the relationship among goals and objectives and the grade levels and subject areas in which they are to receive emphasis. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning