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ERIC Number: ED314546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring American Schools: The Promise and the Pitfalls. ERIC/CUE Digest.
McDonnell, Lorraine M.
This digest briefly reviews major approaches to restructuring American schools and evaluates their potential for improving student learning and their feasibility--politically, financially, and administratively. The following reasons for restructuring are discussed: (1) poor educational performance; and (2) the changing skills needed for today's jobs. The following restructuring options are evaluated: (1) decentralizing authority over schools, which includes school-based management, more professional teaching conditions, and school choice in public education; (2) holding schools more accountable for performance; (3) altering the content and process of classroom instruction; and (4) strengthening school-community links. Possible problems with these proposals for restructuring are identified. (JS)
ERIC Clearinghouse, Teachers College, Box 40, Columbia Univ., New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Evaluative; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.