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ERIC Number: ED342092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
School Effectiveness and School Restructuring: Contributions to Educational Improvement.
Murphy, Joseph
This paper examines the contributions of the two dominant theories of school improvement--effective schools and school restructuring--to education. The first section reviews effective schools theory; the second section reviews the school restructuring literature, with attention to its extension of tenets of the effective schools paradigm. Each section includes a brief historical overview, a taxonomical or conceptual framework, and details of the major contributions. A conclusion is that the effective schools movement established a basis for school improvement founded on a belief in the educability of all learners and a focus on outcomes, school responsibility, learning-centered teaching, and the whole environment. The school restructuring movement holds promise for educational improvement, based on the legacy of effective schools theory. (48 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (5th, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, January 1992).