ERIC Number: ED396378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Framework for Change: A Continuum for School Restructuring.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The Partnership Schools Initiative (PSI) originated among Texas schools in 1992 as a network to create an educational system for achieving excellence and equity for all students. Participants in the network developed a matrix to be used by schools embarking on restructuring efforts, which identifies what leaders of successful schools can do to create a context for change. This document contains the framework developed by the Partnership Schools facilitators, who incorporated feedback from educators, teachers, and Education Service Center directors. The framework is based on the experiences of the Partnership Schools members as they worked through a systemic change process. Each part of the framework addresses one of the six PSI objectives. Each objective and its essential components are described through a continuum of stages of change. The objectives are to: (1) involve all levels of the campus community in the decision-making process; (2) provide comprehensive staff development that addresses campus needs; (3) develop partnerships that support campus plans for improvement; (4) identify and remove barriers that hinder student performance; (5) design and implement a plan to improve the performance of all students; and (6) share the experiences and results of campus initiatives. A list of participating schools is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Community Involvement, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Mission Statements, Partnerships in Education, Performance, School Community Relationship, School Restructuring, Staff Development, State Standards
Texas Education Agency, Publications Distribution Office, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 (Stock No. RE5-203-02).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.