Six factors of successful school improvement: blueprint for reform or process for continual school improvement?

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Education
Department Educational Leadership & Policy
Creator Groth, Cori Ann
Other Author Johannesen Karen
Title Six factors of successful school improvement: blueprint for reform or process for continual school improvement?
Date 2000
Description The last two decades have brought considerable attention to schoolwide improvements intended to raise student achievement-particularly in the area of literacy. In response to the emphasis on improved student achievement, many promising programs for school improvement have emerged. These programs, often centered around particular curriculum or teaching practices, cannot effectively address the issue without approaching the school culture as a whole. It is common for such programs to put forth a blueprint for school improvement, often viewing the changes as a set of procedures that, if followed, will automatically lead to increased student achievement. However, if school improvement is to be effective and have a lasting impact, it must be approached as a process rather than a blueprint. School improvement is a continual process and requires changes in the culture of the school.
Type Text
Publisher Utah Personnel Development Center
Volume 20
Issue 4
Subject Schools; Student achievement; Literacy
Subject LCSH Education; Literacy; Academic achievement
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Johannesen, K. & Groth, C. (2000). Six factors of successful school improvement: blueprint for reform or process for continual school improvement? Utah Special Educator, 20(4), 9-10.
Rights Management (c)Utah Personnel Development Center
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h99prt
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