ERIC Number: ED336839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Restructuring the Education System: A Consumer's Guide, Volume 1.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Overviews of 10 major restructuring initiatives in the United States are provided in this publication. The programs share a questioning attitude, vision-based goals, a focus on hands-on learning, an assumption of all children's learning potential, new approaches to thinking and problem-solving, and new participant roles. Each program is described according to its history, beliefs and goals, implementation, teaching content and practices, participant roles, assessment, funding, and per-pupil cost. A contact address is also provided. The 10 programs include Coalition of Essential Schools; Foxfire; The Mastery in Learning Consortium; Montessori in the Public Schools; The Paideia Press; Re: Learning; School Development Program; The Stanford Accelerated Schools Project; Success for All; and Whole Language. A glossary of terms is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Schools, Nontraditional Education, School Effectiveness, School Restructuring
ECS Distribution Center, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.