ERIC Number: ED330093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring: A New Agenda for Schools. A National Perspective. Policy Briefs Number 4.
"Restructuring" is a term whose meaning varies according to which group is using it. National political leaders often use the term in reference to public school choice. At state and district levels, restructuring is often associated with pushing decision making authority to the local level. Leaders in teachers' unions call restructuring a tool for empowerment. The business community can use the term to describe more active partnerships between businesses and schools. To community activists, it can mean heightened parent and community involvement. To researchers and practitioners, restructuring is a movement to promote higher order learning outcomes for students. Brief summaries of regional action and agendas from seven states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) and a guest commentary by Lourdes Monteagudo, Deputy Mayor for Education, City of Chicago, are included. A list of 19 references and resources is also provided. (EJS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.