ERIC Number: ED347646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Re:Learning in Pennsylvania: 1990-91. Status Report.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Third-year outcomes of Re:Learning, a national collaborative effort to redesign the total school system, are presented in this report. The introduction describes the rationale underlying the preparation of the status report and describes the project. The next section describes the 1990-91 activities of Pennsylvania's nine Re:Learning development sites. Each school site description includes a brief demographic profile of the school district, an overview of site activities, and description of the following components: leadership, management, and support; building understanding, commitment, and capacity; major activities; outcomes; enablers and barriers; and anticipated activities. The summary concludes that progress was made in the following areas: reorganization of school schedules, increased student participation in learning, and the development of interdisciplinary courses or projects. Central office staff and board support was a crucial enabler, and barriers were presented by noninvolved staff, monetary resources, and time constraints. Issues related to the organizational contexts being provided in support of Re:Learning are discussed: organizational commitment; strategies for achieving the program vision; and resources. The appendix contains a summary of Muncey and McQuillan's 5-year ethnographic study of several Coalition of Essential Schools. (10 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.