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Hoy & Miskel (2008), Educational Administration: Theory, Research and Practice Chapter 8: Presented by Cheryl DiGrazia and Ted Altenberg November 18, 2009 SJSU EdAd
Question: What does “school effectiveness” mean to you; what defines an effective school?
“For school administrators… the goal of creating effective schools is continually to become effective rather than to be effective.” (page 293, based on Zammuto, 1982)
What leads to outcomes Inputs (chapter 7) Transformational Processes ( chapters 2-6) Performance Outcomes
Which of these factors do you feel have the greatest impact on a school’s effectiveness? Why?
Accountability Historical Background A Nation at Risk 1990s NCLB
Questions: Who should be held accountable for providing effective education; why or why not; if so, how? Individual teachers Principals Individual schools School districts
“No Child Left Breathing” or “No Teacher Left Standing” or “No Creativity Left in the Curriculum”
Discussion questions If you could make any 3 changes at all to your site, in order to improve its effectiveness, what would they be? If you could rewrite NCLB, to fix its problems but keep its stated goal of making sure all kids reach high academic standards, what would you do? What are the most important things that an effective accountability system should include?