ERIC Number: ED363919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Organizational Change, School Effectiveness, School Restructuring
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
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.