ERIC Number: ED339117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Systemic School Change: A Comprehensive Approach to Raising Achievement and Keeping Students in School.
French, Dan; And Others
The concept of systemic school change as a comprehensive approach to raising academic achievement and preventing school dropouts in Massachusetts is summarized in this report. Following a description of systemic school change, reasons for adopting a systemic change approach are offered. Nine princples of systemic school change are provided, focusing on such matters as academic expectations; developmental needs; pervasiveness of change by grade level or by school or school district; student diversity; and change as a planned process. Common components of system school change initiatives are also presented. A conclusion is that rather than focusing solely on creating alternative and remedial programs for at-risk students, initiatives should include school improvement/restructuring efforts that are school-based, involve all school constituencies, and support the entire student population's learning needs. (34 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy.