ERIC Number: ED334679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reducing Student Misbehavior through Student Involvement in School Restructuring Processes.
Furtwengler, Willis J.
Reaching Success through Involvement (RSI) is a continuous improvement process through which schools can constantly restructure and create quality cultures through altering school roles and responsibilities of students, teachers, administrators, and parents as well as increasing student involvement. Previous papers have reported the results of the implementation of this unique restructuring process in 17 schools, and it is the intent of this paper to report additional findings about student involvement through RSI. For this purpose, data were collected through notes taken during interviews with 5 or 6 randomly selected student leaders in each of the 17 schools in the second year of RSI implementation. An analyses of the interview data showed that students had learned how to talk to teachers and administrators about school improvement, how to confront different aspects of school realities, how to work in teams with adults, how to get things done in an organization, and how to view school activities from teachers' perspectives and play adult roles. Several recommendations are offered, among them that student leaders be extensively involved in school improvement. (16 references) (EJS)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Participative Decision Making, School Restructuring, Student Behavior, Student Leadership, Student Participation, Student Reaction, Student Responsibility, Student Role, Student School Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting 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).