ERIC Number: ED352714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Estimating the Extent of School Restructuring.
Brief to Policymakers, n4 Fall 1992
Findings of three studies that investigated the extent of school restructuring in American schools are presented in this paper. The data are combined from three different sources: (1) a national survey of 268 schools nominated for their successful restructuring programs; (2) a survey of 100 restructuring proposals submitted to a funding organization; and (3) a national random sample of 377 middle schools. Schools involved in restructuring tend to make changes in four general areas--student experience, teacher experience, school governance, and school-community collaboration. Taken together, the three studies indicate that the elements of school restructuring are not being widely adopted. In the first sample cited, schools made changes in teaching techniques, but few changed their governance structures or community relationships. In the middle-school study, less ability grouping and departmentalization tended to equalize academic achievement among social classes, though the average achievement level did not increase. Three tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
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.