ERIC Number: ED370178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Systemic Education Reform. ERIC Digest, Number 90.
Economic forces and educational equity issues have combined to heighten calls for improved education for all students. Systemic reform calls for education to be reconceptualized from the ground up, beginning with the nature of teaching and learning, educational relationships, and school-community relationships. One of the assumptions made by educational theorists is that a thorough understanding of academic content, complex thinking, and problem-solving is necessary for students to become responsible citizens. If systemic reform is to succeed, leadership must be present. Superintendents' new duties include helping to establish organizational vision and mission. Principals are in a position to help others in the school understand their unique role in systemic change. School boards can help provide vision for the school system, support change, arrange collaborative relationships with other agencies, and focus on the strategic direction of the school. (Contains 10 references.) (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Responsibility, Partnerships in Education, Principals, School Based Management, School Restructuring, Socioeconomic Influences, Superintendents, Systems Approach
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free; $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.