The Management Based on the Childcentered Core Value: An Alternative School in Indiana, USA
Harmony School is located in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, which is a private and self-funding school. Harmony was founded in 1974 and has the good reputation in Bloomington. She bought the building by ten dollars only due to the good reputation, and enrollment shortage isn’t a problem of her. The study aims to find the beliefs about the alternative school management and try to analyze the reasons how she get pupils support and parent involvement. The researcher visited Harmony School for many times on April 2015, document-collecting and interview were used by the study. Ten implications were concluded, and six core values were presented based on them as follow: (1) clear-vision owned and objectives are presented; (2) fully participate and mutual trust among colleagues; (3) specialized and fully respect for faculties; (4) community-participation and integration are encouraged; (5) the leader shows courage-taking and keeps ongoing communicating with stakeholders; (6) devoted to diverse management and sustainable development.
|關鍵詞||另類學校、和諧學園、學校經營、alternative school、Harmony School、school management|