ERIC Number: ED272493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Improving America's Schools.
Joyce, Bruce R.
This book presents an argument for school improvement and explains how it might be conducted. Three stages of evolutionary school improvement are identified and described: refinement, renovation, and redesign. It is suggested that the real task is not only innovating improvements; the real task is uniting teachers, administrators, and community members to develop an environment in which the continuous improvement of education is normal. Part 1 of this book "Realistic Idealism," explores common ideas about our schools and the problem of developing school improvement programs. Part 2, "Visions of Effective Schooling," presents a model of a school for the future and uses this model to stretch the readers' imaginations. Part 3, "Down-Home School Improvement," examines a program for school improvement based on recent research about changes in education. Some attention is given to the role of school districts and Federal and state initiatives. A bibliography and index are provided. (JD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Improvement Programs, Program Development
Longman Inc., 95 Church Street, White Plains NY 10601 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
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