ERIC Number: ED331165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Examining the Costs of the Restructuring Crusade.
Clabaugh, Gary K.
Americans are solemn about schooling but seldom serious. School reformers routinely announce lofty goals but they seldom offer resources. These goals are counterproductive because expectations are created with little or no possibility of realization. Certainly, nonschool factors are relevant to educational reform, which cannot be properly planned for without analyzing all of its potential costs. To examine any reform act hatched since 1985 for seriousness, ask questions such as: Are goals stated in unambiguous language? Are actual organizational complexities considered? and Are all tasks for implementation outlined? It is not just school reform, but schooling in general and teacher education that are also afflicted by this chronic lack of seriousness. (9 References) (EJS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).