ERIC Number: ED329235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunications: Electronic Tools for Chicago School Reform.
Walker, Beverly J.; And Others
This study examined the feasibility and advisability of using telecommunications in the Chicago Public School (CPS) system to support school reform that has been mandated by recent legislation. Survey research yielded information on the current status of staff development and Local School Council (LSC) training, and provided the basis for analyzing future needs in light of the reform directive--the decentralization of decision making in key areas to enable individual schools to address unique local needs and concerns--and determining how the use of telecommunications might address those needs. The report is divided into seven chapters: (1) Introduction to the Study; (2) Study Design and Methodology; (3) The Potential of Telecommunications for Schools; (4) Local School Councils and Parent/Community Outreach; (5) Staff Development in the Chicago Public Schools; (6) Present Telecommunication Resources in the Chicago Public Schools; and (7) Recommendations. It was concluded that telecommunications can and should be used to enhance and extend the quality and quantity of information and training available to parents and community residents serving on Local School Councils and to CPS teachers and administrators. The stated audience for this report is the CPS Board of Education, as well as administrators, teachers, and Local School Council members. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Decentralization, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Legislation, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, School Councils, School Restructuring, Staff Development, Surveys, Telecommunications, Urban Schools
North Central Regional Laboratory, 295 Emroy Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (Order No. URB-901, $8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.