ERIC Number: ED332323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Policy Options To Restructure Education.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Designed to assist state and district policymakers in developing a policy framework to encourage educational restructuring at all levels, this document begins by describing the need for restructuring and by discussing elements of the policymaker's role such as establishing a vision, reviewing existing policies, debating options, making policy adjustments, and monitoring and evaluating policy adjustments. Next, six broad categories of policy are explored: (1) leadership; (2) learning; (3) inclusion of community members and organizations; (4) organization; (5) finance; and (6) renewal. Specific topics discussed include following a shared vision, strategic planning, changed leadership roles and responsibilities, exemplary leadership practice, barriers to improved leadership, the preparation of all students, high expectations and performance outcomes, instructional approaches, parent and community involvement, interagency cooperation, business cooperation, shared decision making, accountability, financing restructuring, funding and results, federal involvement, growth and renewal for individuals and groups, the development of future educators, and the evaluation of progress toward a shared vision. Policy changes needed in each area are summarized. Appended are examples of current restructuring approaches and philosophies; examples of district and state policy and administrative action to support restructuring; and information on financing restructuring, labor relations, and student assessment. (55 references) (CLA)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Instructional Improvement, Leadership Responsibility, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Professional Development, Public Schools, Role Perception, School Community Relationship, School Restructuring
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.