ERIC Number: ED373731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying Values: The Front-End of Systemic School Restructuring.
The comprehensive categories of values, and the values in each category, to be articulated and consented to by stakeholders in school restructuring are explored through a qualitative case-study approach. A public elementary school that had approximately 530 students and that was undergoing restructuring was selected. Site visits, document reviews, and interviews with an administrator, two teachers, two parents, and one community member provided information about the restructuring. Three value domains (seminal, strategic, and core) were identified and broken down into value categories of (1) nature of learner; (2) nature of learning; (3) general principles of restructuring; (4) procedural principles; (5) outcomes of learning; (6) process of learning; (7) assessment of learning; (8) learning environment; (9) organizational structure and culture; and (10) function of education within the larger society. Shared values within each category are reviewed. It must be remembered that the clarification of values is not a one-shot activity, but rather a continuous reflection and reconstruction process. Eight appendixes present forms used in the study, codes used in analyzing the data, and definitions of value categories. Two tables and two figures illustrate findings. (Contains 58 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Organizational Culture; Reform Efforts
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.