ERIC Number: ED342079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Emerging Patterns of School-Level and Classroom-Level Changes in Restructuring Schools.
Wilson, Jane H.; Keedy, John L.
Based on the assertion that significant school restructuring depends on the maximization of student cognitive development, this paper examines emerging patterns of change in restructuring schools at the school and classroom levels. The first part defines school restructuring and explains the premise of student cognitive development. The second part describes the organizational practices that are advocated by national restructuring coalitions and related student-centered coalitions, such as Foxfire, Coalition of Essential Schools, Open School Concepts, League of Professional Schools, the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development (CCAD) Middle School Concepts, and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Consortium. Examples of classroom practices that change student/teacher relationships are identified in the third part. A conclusion is that restructuring success requires support at state, federal, community, and business levels. Two tables are included. The appendix contains possible survey questions. (69 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference on School Restructuring (2nd, Atlanta, GA, November 1991).