Changing Our Schools: Linking School Effectiveness and School Improvement

By Louise Stoll; Dean Fink | Go to book overview

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT
PLANNING: A PATH TO
CHANGE

For those who believe in the need to link school effectiveness and school improvement, a key challenge has been to discover the mechanisms by which these two bodies of knowledge can be interwoven to help schools produce successful change and enhanced outcomes for all pupils. School development planning appears to offer a vehicle to connect the two fields, and also illustrates a way to open improvement doors simultaneously. Forms of planning are not new to schools. School development planning can be seen in various guises, and carrying different names, throughout the world. It derives from various origins, notably school self-evaluation and school-based review, curriculum development and the push for greater accountability. This latter theme has influenced the spread of development planning in Britain, for while there remains no government legislation that requires schools to have a development plan, most government policies are premised on their existence (MacGilchristertf/. 1995), including judgements in the inspection framework used by the Office for Standards in Education. In Britain, at least, what was intended by early proponents as voluntary guidelines to be adapted in a process of internal development (McMahon et al. 1984) has increasingly become associated with external accountability.

In this chapter we explore the purposes of development planning and summarize its process before discussing issues raised in our own and other research.


The purposes of school development planning

Most proponents agree that its ultimate aim is to improve the quality of pupil learning. MacGilchrist (1994) suggests, however, that other purposes appear

-63-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Changing Our Schools: Linking School Effectiveness and School Improvement
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 220

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.