ERIC Number: ED371431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Unfinished Journey: Restructuring Schools in a Diverse Society. A California Tomorrow Research and Policy Report from the Education for a Diverse Society Project.
Olsen, Laurie; And Others
Restructuring public education is central to the task of creating a healthy, just society. For the past 2 years, California Tomorrow's Education for a Diverse Society/School Restructuring Project has visited 32 randomly selected schools throughout California and talked with 1,000 teachers, students, parents, administrators, and advocates involved in the restructuring movement. The research was shaped by three concerns: (1) changing demographics require changes in schools; (2) research has documented inequalities rooted in institutional structures; and (3) new challenges require new thinking about schools and support for educators engaged in the change process. The first section of this report, "New Compacts," discusses the new roles and relationships being forged among teachers, administrators, public agency personnel, parents, and community child advocates. Section 2, "Curriculum and Pedagogy," examines schools' instructional reforms, focusing on student grouping, multicultural curriculum, technology, and language minority teaching issues. Section 3, "The Policy and Challenge of System-wide Change," highlights the crucial role of technical assistance infrastructure and professional development support, funding considerations, and accountability concerns. Section 4 contains appendices on research methodology, demographic information, a case study field guide, phone sample interview questions, restructuring resources, a glossary, and a case study school contact list. Contains 150 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, School Restructuring, State Action, Teacher Role
California Tomorrow, Fort Mason Center, Building B, San Francisco, CA ($24 plus tax; 20% quantity discount).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Tomorrow, San Francisco.