ERIC Number: ED309563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring the Schools. ERIC Digest Series Number EA 37.
This ERIC digest focuses on school restructuring as the central issue in the school reform movement by answering five questions: (1) What is "restructuring?" (2) What characteristics of the current educational system are the objects of reform? (3) How can restructuring attend to new skills students will need? (4) How can individual schools implement a restructuring plan? (5) How can district officials participate in the restructuring process? The digest concludes by encouraging structural experimentation. In addition, any institutionalization of new structures should be predicated on school districts' reducing regulatory barriers; providing implementation, support, and technical assistance; linking rewards to performance; and researching and disseminating the results of effective new practices among their schools. (JAM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, School Based Management, School District Reorganization
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($2.50 prepaid postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.