ERIC Number: ED366088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reforming and Restructuring Education. UCEA Monograph Series.
Wendel, Frederick C., Ed.
This booklet contains four selected conference papers on educational reform and restructuring. In "Can Rational Organization Models Really Reform Anything? A Case Study of Reform in Chicago," Fenwick English describes reform efforts in the Chicago Public Schools and examines the political, social, organizational, and bureaucratic factors that have obstructed educational change. "Organizing and Leading for Learning: The Interplay of School Reform and Restructuring with Preparation Program Reform and Restructuring" focuses on how to prepare leaders to work effectively with context and input variables to guide improvement in education. In this paper, Charles M. Achilles, Dale Brubaker, and Harold Snyder plot the use of knowledge from practice and from theory as a guide for future challenges. John Greer, Paula Short, and Robert Michael describe the results of a funded project in "Issues in Creating Empowered Schools." They identify six variables that affected the success of the restructuring project and the creation of empowered staffs. Finally, Robert Prickett, Jack Flanigan, Mike Richardson, and Garth Petrie present findings of a study that examined three groups' perceptions of a popular restructuring strategy. Their paper, "Who Knows What? Site-Based Management," describes the different perceptions about site-based management held by principals, professors, and graduate students. References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Theories, Resistance to Change, School Based Management, School Restructuring, Theory Practice Relationship
University Council for Educational Administration, 212 Rackley Bldg., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-3200.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration.
Note: Papers originally presented at the Annual Convention of the University Council for Educational Administration (Pittsburgh, PA, 1990).