Shaping School Policy: Guide to Choices, Politics, and Community Relations

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SAGE Publications, Apr 30, 1992 - Education - 97 pages
This book is designed to help school administrators locate, analyze, and effectively use relevant information to create policies at the school or district level. Chapter 1 introduces the concepts of school policy and policy analysis, outlines the five-step Clear and Simple Analysis (CASA) model, and lists seven principles of effective policy analysis. Chapter 2 shows how to locate policy-relevant information in an efficient and effective way. Chapters 3-7 describe the stages of the CASA model: defining the policy problem; defining policy decision criteria; developing policy alternatives; considering policy alternatives; and presenting policy choices to the decision makers. Four tables and 10 figures are included. (LMI)

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