ERIC Number: ED362946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Self-Renewing School.
Joyce, Bruce; And Others
Through scenarios describing the actions of a district restructuring committee, this book shows how the "interlocking spheres of the organization" cooperate, with roles and functions blending in leadership teams and study groups. The book provides a research-based, practical guide for renewal that keeps one goal central: improving student learning. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Design," which includes five chapters, first presents the thesis that the interests of the educators and children as learners are intertwined. Next, it describes the teacher as an individual, the school faculties, and the central office as interlocking spheres of the organization whose borders need to blur. This is followed by a description of how research and experience shaped the principles of self-renewal. Principles and rationales of self-renewing organizations and a discussion on recreating the system conclude this part. Part 2, "Making It Happen," contains five chapters that present a scenario of a restructuring committee. Preparing for action, surveying some general options, surveying curricular and instructional initiatives, involving the community, and moral resolve and technical knowledge are some of the topics covered in this part. (Contains 173 references.) (RR)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Educational Change, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, School Administration, School Districts, School Organization, School Restructuring, Teamwork
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock No. 611-93145, $14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.