ERIC Number: ED370222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School Restructuring: A Study of Curriculum and Instruction in Selected Accelerated Schools.
Davidson, Betty M.
This paper examines the change process that occurred in four elementary schools that implemented a participatory mode of school organization, the Accelerated Schools model. Methodology included document analysis and a total of 35 interviews with teachers, administrators, social workers, and parents. Findings indicate that: (1) the principal's leadership style affected teacher empowerment and curricular and instructional changes; (2) district restructuring, especially the movement toward site-based management, played an important role in the change process; and (3) universities can play a minor role by providing training and technical assistance to principals and teachers. Finally, creative communities of inquiry began to develop in three of the schools. One table and one figure are included. Contains 17 references. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Accelerated Schools
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (San Antonio, TX, January 1994).