ERIC Number: ED343268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
School Restructuring. A Leader's Guide. A Special Report of the NASSP Commission on Restructuring.
Keefe, James W.; And Others
Developed as a guide for school leaders faced with the task of restructuring a school, this guide is a comprehensive look at the notions of restructuring and reform. It provides a comprehensive definition of restructuring, three outstanding representative examples, and a systematic process for implementing and managing change. Written to provide school leaders with an overview of restructuring, Chapter 1 discusses the forces for change and the change process. A table illustrates the Developmental Staging Plan for Restructuring a School that shows the progress from a custodial to an effective to a restructured school in terms of 14 selected factors. Chapter 2 offers a comprehensive description of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) restructuring definition in terms of related elements and implementation strategies. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 present three different but compatible designs for reorganizing a middle or high school. These consist of the Learning Environments Consortium, the Coalition of Essential Schools, and the Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools. Chapter 6 summarizes specific steps that a principal can take in reforming the direction of the school. The appendices contain models and documentation to support the change process. (72 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, House Plan, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Leadership, Middle Schools, Needs Assessment, Principals, School Organization, School Restructuring, Secondary Education
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.