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Contexts and Processes for Effective School Change [microform] : Case Study of an External Change Agent / Janet M. Hamann
Bib ID 5552300
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Hamann, Janet M
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1992 
27 p. 
Summary

Findings of a case study that examined the evolution of a mentoring relationship in an elementary school are presented in this paper. The collaboration to implement a school improvement project developed between a new female elementary school principal and a male external change agent/school researcher. Data were derived through participant observation and interviews with the mentor, mentee, 20 faculty members, and 2 staff instructional specialists in the school during 1990-92. The principal attempted to develop a change model based on: (1) goals that are set and shared; (2) indicators that measure success; (3) leadership that supports and pressures; and (4) assistance by capable others. Both the mentor and mentee identified the following incidents as critical to the development of a collaborative relationship: the mentor provided an analytic and supportive solution to the principal's emotional response of feeling overwhelmed; and the mentor provided a broader perspective. Results included a more positive, cooperative school climate and the unanimous faculty decision to pursue school restructuring activities and funding. (Contains 25 references.) (LMI)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Collegiality.  |  Educational Change.  |  Educational Cooperation.  |  Educational Improvement.  |  Elementary Education.  |  Interprofessional Relationship.  |  Mentors.  |  Organizational Climate.  |  Principals.  |  School Administration.  |  School Restructuring.  |  Teacher Administrator Relationship.
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
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