ERIC Number: ED356519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Restructuring Schools: The Next Generation of Educational Reform. The Jossey-Bass Education Series.
Elmore, Richard F.; And Others
This book is designed to help policymakers, educators, and researchers develop a deeper understanding of the issues of school restructuring and to give greater conceptual clarity to the terms of the current debate. The chapters of the book contain forum papers that are organized into two main parts. Following chapter 1, "Introduction: On Changing the Structure of Public Schools" (Richard F. Elmore), part 1 presents five essays on school restructuring from several perspectives, focusing on proposals to change the nature of teaching and learning, teachers' working conditions, and the relationship between schools and their clients. They are entitled: (1) "Applying Conceptions of Teaching to Organizational Reform" (Brian Rowan); (2) "Fostering Teacher Professionalism in Schools" (Gary Sykes); (3) "Organizing Schools to Encourage Teacher Inquiry" (Hendrik D. Gideonse); (4) "Redesigning Teachers' Work" (Susan Moore Johnson); and (5) "Rethinking School Governance" (Mary Anne Raywid). Part 2 is a discussion of restructuring that takes into account the perspective of state and local policymakers and analyzes the actual experience of selected states and localities. Three chapters are entitled: (1) "Restructuring in Progress: Lessons from Pioneering Districts" (Jane L. David); (2) "Key Issues Confronting State Policymakers" (Michael Cohen); (3) "Conclusion: Toward a Transformation of Public Schooling" (Richard E. Elmore). (Contains 338 references.) (RR)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Instructional Improvement, Organizational Development, Professional Development, Public Schools, School Restructuring, School Supervision, Teacher Role
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, P.O. Box 44305, San Francisco, CA 94144-4305 ($28.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research in Education.
Note: Papers originally prepared for the Policy Forum on New Roles and Responsibilities in the Public Schools, sponsored by the Center for Policy Research in Education (CPRE).