ERIC Number: ED348711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
When School Restructuring Meets Systemic Curriculum Reform. Brief to Policymakers.
Newmann, Fred M.; Clune, William H.
The relationship between two educational improvement initiatives--school restructuring and systemic curriculum reform--is examined in this bulletin. School restructuring tends to focus on process in schools and curriculum reform concentrates more directly on content and curriculum across a range of schools. The main features, their promises and limitations, of each initiative are discussed. A conclusion is that systemic curriculum reform can offer restructured schools a high quality curriculum, while school restructuring provides a process for building the teaching/learning environment capable of supporting such a curriculum in diverse school communities. Policy makers must reach a consensus about educational content and the delivery of resources necessary for substantial change. Equity is also a concern for both policy and practice because of the promise and perils of high standards for an increasingly diverse student population. (6 endnotes) (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools, Madison, WI.