ERIC Number: ED371470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Years of Transition: Times for Change. A Review and Analysis of Pilot Projects Investigating Issues in the Transition Years. Volume One: Context and Summary.
Hargreaves, Andy; And Others
in 1990, the Ontario (Canada) Ministry of Education implemented the Transition Years project, an initiative for restructuring middle-grades education. This document presents findings of a study that identified effective policies and practices used by the pilot schools. Data were derived from: (1) surveys completed by staffs in approximately 325 of the 396 pilot sites in English and French-language schools; (2) a survey of 3,557 students in the 325 schools; and (3) case studies of six participating schools. The educational change is analyzed according to the following dimensions--substance, context, purpose, process, and realities. Findings indicate that teachers were confused about the project's purpose and that sites had varying purposes of scope. Finally, a partnership is needed among teachers, students, and parents for successful implementation. Four figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Restructuring
MGS Publications Services, 880 Bay Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8, Canada (4 volume set: ISBN-0-7778-1180-4).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada