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ERIC Number: ED363919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 72
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88210-257-5
ISSN: N/A
School Restructuring: A Special Report of the NASSP Commission on Restructuring. Leader's Guide.
Keefe, James W.; And Others
This guidebook is designed to serve as a resource and road map for restructuring schools, focusing on the development of a systematic process to implement and manage change. Chapter 1 defines restructuring as the reform of school-organizational relationships and processes to increase student learning and performance, with a focus on the following eight elements: (1) the quality of learning experience and outcomes; (2) the professional role and performance of teachers; (3) collaborative leadership and management; (4) a redefined and integrated curriculum; (5) systematic planning and measurement of results; (6) multiple learning sites and school schedules; (7) coordination of community resources, human and fiscal; and (8) equity, fairness, and inclusion for all students. Chapter 2 expands on the above eight elements of restructuring, and chapter 3 describes the Learning Environments Consortium, a regional self-help network of schools that helps schools develop effective personalized instruction programs. The fourth chapter describes the Coalition of Essential Schools and Re:Learning program, and chapter 5 offers a framework for a restructured school. The final chapter presents four strategies for change, examines obstacles to change, and describes the eight steps of the Comprehensive Assessment of School Environments Information Management System (CASE-IMS) model. Two tables and one figure are included. Appendices contain a typology of school-improvement factors, the premises of outcome-based education (OBE), and a description of the A+chieving Excellence program. (LMI)
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.