ERIC Number: ED216074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Three Major Strategies for Large Scale School System Change: The New York City High Schools' Experience.
In the New York City high schools, three change strategies have been used to improve a system which, in and by itself, is dramatically changing. The high school system has undergone significant changes in purpose, organization, culture and student performance. The first change strategy established a partnership between the high schools and the Economic Development Council, a non-profit organization which brings resources of the business community to the assistance of the public sector. The second strategy was the Data-Based Management by Objectives System which emphasized planning and accountability. The third strategy involved identifying a major school issue (dropouts) and forcing attention toward the issue in order to create a demand for change. Each major change strategy had significant strengths and limitations; each provides important insights for other school systems struggling with the process of planned change. The New York Experience demonstrates the need to develop change models that are interactive and responsive to continuing change in highly open systems. (MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March, 1982).