ERIC Number: ED344274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Framework for School Restructuring. Issues in Restructuring Schools, Report No. 1.
Prager, Karen; And Others
Issues in Restructuring Schools, v1 Fall 1991
An indepth analysis of critical issues in school restructuring is provided in this first of a series of reports. The first article, by Karen Prager describes selected aspects of school restructuring in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, elementary school and illustrates how school-based management can articulate school vision and support teacher cooperation. In the next two articles, Fred Newmann presents the framework that informs the center's research, with a focus on clarifying the means and ends of different approaches to structural change. The framework recognizes the multifaceted nature of the means of school restructuring and identifies six critical outcomes that can be used to evaluate new structures: authentic student achievement, equity, empowerment, communities of learning, reflective dialogue, and accountability. The final section of the report elaborates on the Milwaukee elementary school experience by transcribing a series of interviews with a parent, a teacher, and a former administrator involved in the restructuring effort. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools, Madison, WI.
Identifiers: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)