ERIC Number: ED337547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
School Restructuring, Chicago Style.
Hess, G. Alfred, Jr.
This book is a case study of the Chicago (Illinois) Public Schools 1980s reform movement imposed from the outside through legislation. The first chapter describes why school reform was necessary in Chicago. Chapter 2 focuses on a single high school in that system and shows the difficulties in trying to improve its performance. Chapter 3 describes the citizen initiative, which mobilized a movement for reform, and provides a chronology of the effort and an analysis of the elements of the mobilization. Chapter 4 reviews the national movement for reform in the 1980s. Chapter 5 describes the major elements in the Chicago restructuring plan, including goals, reallocation of resources to the school level, and school-based management. Chapters 6 and 7 examine the shift in roles of the actors involved in school-based management. Implications are drawn for schools of education and the preparation of educational professionals. Chapter 8 describes the initial year of implementation. Chapter 9 sets the Chicago effort back in the national context. Five sources of information on the Chicago restructuring, and lists of member organizations of the Chicago Panel on Public School Policy and Finance are appended. A 149-item list of references is included. (JB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizen Participation, Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, School Based Management, School Restructuring, State Legislation, Urban Schools
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL