Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13

Some Tools for the School Improvement Kit

reviewed by Robert L. Larson, Fenwick W. English, Gene E. Hall & Shirley M. Hord - 1989

coverTitle: Some Tools for the School Improvement Kit
Author(s): Gene E. Hall, Shirley M. Hord
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 0887063470, Pages: 393, Year: 1987
Search for book at Amazon.com

School improvement hinges on the will, competence, and commitment of principals and teachers. The instrumental role they play in changing schools continues to be a common theme in current literature1 just as it was a theme that emerged strongly in the early 1960s as the nation and educational establishment responded to the jolt of Sputnik.2 Therefore, principals and teachers are not lacking verbal and written affirmation that their work is critical to the future of education. Nor are they lacking ideas for improving the enterprise of schooling, as their desks are swamped with reports, studies, books, and articles that recommend, prescribe, or exhort change or by mandates that require it. As one of my in-service graduate students put it recently, “My cup is full. I wish that someone would turn off the spigot for awhile so I could think about what I’m doing and how to do it better.” Given the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
Purchase this Article
Purchase Some Tools for the School Improvement Kit
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 91 Number 1, 1989, p. 107-114
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 440, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 2:13:17 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles

Related Discussion
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue