ERIC Number: ED314820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring America's Schools.
In 11 chapters, this book objectively looks at school restructuring on the basis of prominent reports on education; materials submitted by local schools and school systems; results from the AASA (American Association of School Administrators) survey; and interviews with local school leaders, prominent reformers, as well as several state and national organization representatives. Chapter 1 defines "restructuring." Chapter 2 examines restructuring within the context of current educational reform literature. Chapter 3 furnishes the philosophical bases of restructuring. Chapter 4 articulates teachers' views toward restructuring. Chapter 5 discusses the role of the business community in the effort to restructure U.S. public education. Chapter 6 describes the role of university involvement in school restructuring. State policies regarding major educational reforms--the subject of Chapter 7--have experienced a restructuring of their own, as they have evolved from proscriptive measures to those that enable school-site change. A discussion of the complexities and impact of school restructuring on school districts is the focus of chapter 8. Chapter 9 centers on the decisionmaking process in the restructuring effort. Chapters 10 and 11 discuss coping with change once restructuring takes place; suggest that the changed work environment requires new ways and means for leaders, supervisors, teaching staff, and students to perform effectively in new surroundings; and offer change strategies to assist school personnel to adapt to restructuring efforts. (JAM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal State Relationship, High Risk Students, Instructional Design, School Based Management, School Restructuring, Teacher Certification
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.