ERIC Number: ED345345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Schools for the 21st Century: New Roles for Teachers and Principals. Hot Topics: Usable Research.
The restructuring movement is seen as the best way to reform and revitalize education. Restructuring is making individual schools the focus of change and empowering those closest to students with the responsibility and authority to effect changes responsive to student needs. This publication concentrates on teachers' and principals' roles as the greatest forces behind educational change. Chapter 1 examines teachers' expanded roles in facilitating learning, decision making, mentoring, and conducting research. Chapter 2 addresses the principal's pivotal role as school leader in restructuring programs, focusing on the principal as visionary, enabler, role model, and motivator. The last chapter identifies strategies for establishing decision-making teams and promoting shared leadership in schools. Each chapter is accompanied by "dynamite ideas," or examples of successful school programs in the Southeast. The leadership development chapter, for example, presents examples of staff development, business-education training partnerships, leadership academies, and problem-solving teams. Each chapter concludes with an annotated list of resources and contacts for additional information. An index is included, along with a list of 125 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.