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ERIC Number: ED360696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 64
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Lessons from a First Year Evaluation of a School Restructuring Pilot Project.
Edirisooriya, Gunapala; And Others
This paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of the first-year implementation of the school restructuring pilot project in Baltimore City Public Schools. Implemented in 10 elementary, 2 middle, and 2 high schools, the project sought to implement school-based management to enhance student achievement. Data were collected from a survey of teachers, school administrators, support staff, parents, community members, and students, which yielded 534 responses. Response rates were low for students, parents, and the community. Although respondents recognized the essential features of school restructuring, they also tended to agree on the need to readjust restructuring strategies. A major weakness in the project was the lack of monitoring/feedback mechanisms and lack of training in the essential aspects of restructuring. In general, school-restructuring team members had more positive attitudes toward school restructuring than did nonteam members. It is recommended that restructuring not be implemented using a "business as usual" approach. Appendices contain frequency distributions and one statistical table. (Contains 12 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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