ERIC Number: ED350690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Restructuring Schooling: The Equity Infrastructure. Occasional Paper No. 14.
Ways in which restructuring approaches to school improvement are likely to promote advances in educational equity are discussed in this paper. The first sections briefly define restructuring and equity and examine three ethics that drive efforts to make schools more equitable: competitive/utilitarian, social justice, and caring ethics. A literature review examines measures that offer the most hope for enhancing equity. Current initiatives to restructure schooling fall into two areas: (1) fundamental changes in how learning, education, and schooling are conceived; and (2) specific changes in structures and learning processes in schools. One figure and 18 endnotes are included. (Contains 123 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, School Restructuring
Harvard Graduate School of Education, The National Center for Educational Leadership, 444 Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($4).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Leadership, Cambridge, MA.
Note: Paper prepared for a conference sponsored by the Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools (Madison, WI, October 10-11, 1991).