ERIC Number: ED335805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the Rhetoric of Restructuring. Policy Briefs Series Number Sixteen.
An in-depth examination of restructuring is provided in this policy brief, which shows how the meaning of "restructuring" changes according to the setting and participants involved. After a review of the current context of the restructuring movement, different types of reform efforts are described, which include restructuring of curriculum, instruction, and time; authority; provision of youth services; public financing; and student assessment. Examples of school and district restructuring efforts in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah and other states are described. A critical discussion of political, organizational, and technical/financial constraints to restructuring concludes that school and district goals, resources, and political and organizational contexts must be considered prior to deciding the extent and nature of educational change. (17 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.