ERIC Number: ED367055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
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Systemic Change in Education.
Reigeluth, Charles M., Ed.; Garfinkle, Robert J., Ed.
This book provides new tools for thinking about and designing the education system. Four sections, each with its own introduction, follow Charles M. Reigeluth's introductory chapter, "Introduction: The Imperative for Systemic Change." Section 1 describes some theoretical frameworks for understanding the "big ideas" of system design. It includes: (1) "State Systems of Education and Systemic Change" (C. L. Hutchins); (2) "Designing Educational Systems: Creating Our Future in a Changing World" (Bela H. Banathy); (3) "Evaluating an Educational System Systematically" (C. Lynn Jenks); and (4) "Educational Reform: Top-Down or Bottom-Up?" (Robert M. Morgan). The second section describes models based on these educational theories. Chapters include: (5) "To Start a School: NASDC as a Catalyst for Systemic Change" (C. Reid Rundell); (6) "Envisioning a New System of Education" (Charles M. Reigeluth and Robert J. Garfinkle); (7) "Putting Technology to Work for School Reform" (Allan Collins, Donald Morrison, and Denis Newman); (8) "Do Charter Schools Offer Real Promise or False Hope?" (Scott Williams); and (9) "What Can We Learn from Corporate Education About Systemic Change?" (Jack E. Bowsher). Section 3 deconstructs the models by examining the following subsystems--finance, state policies, school boards, and student assessment. Chapters include: (10) "School Finance in a Transformed Education System" (Chris Pipho); (11) "State Policy and Systemic School Reform" (Marshall S. Smith, Jennifer O'Day, and Susan H. Fuhrman); (12) "You're Not Likely to Get There from Here" (Irene M. Brock); and (13) "Measuring Up: Student Assessment and Systemic Change" (Ruth Mitchell). In section 4, practitioners reflect on their experiences with real students and schools. Chapters include: (14) "Integration of Social Services in Education: A Process of Development" (James M. Caccamo and Diane F. Levitt); (15) "Toward a Common Vision: The Change Process in Practice" (Nancy A. S. Miller); and (16) "Expanding the Sphere: The Importance of Effective Communications in Change" (Lee Wiggam). References and an index are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, Models, School Restructuring, Social Change, Systems Approach, Theory Practice Relationship
Educational Technology Publications, Inc., 700 Palisade Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Books
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