ERIC Number: ED335736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Restructuring Restructuring: Postmodernity and the Prospects for Educational Change.
Change by school restructuring has followed quickly on the heels of school reform that sought to mandate improvement upon teachers by bureaucratic control and compliance. It did not take long for problems of the reform paradigm to surface as teacher improvement could not be mandated. A complete restructuring of teaching and learning organization was called for. Two possible scenarios in restructuring include meeting needs for new educational structures to generate new skills and qualities in a postindustrial society. Restructuring involves many choices and dilemmas. One of the key restructuring tensions is the orchestration of educational vision. More controversy arises from tension between mandates and menus as preferred ways of delivering and developing educational improvement. A dilemma also arises in choosing between investing trust in people or in processes as the establishment of trust is central to restructuring. A fourth tension is between using school structure or culture as the proper focus for change. (58 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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