ERIC Number: ED374566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Should We Restructure Our Schools? A Resource Book To Help Educators Explore the Idea of Restructuring.
Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. School Study Council.; Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
For two and one-half days in November 1990, members of the Lehigh University School Study Council met in retreat to explore the idea of restructuring and to reflect on its relevance for their schools. Participants included superintendents, principals, teachers, and faculty from institutions of higher education. This resource guide was developed by the meeting participants to help members of the council and other interested educators undertake activities similar to those that occurred during the retreat. The guide is organized into two parts. The first part describes the five activities around which the retreat was organized. The activities addressed the following questions: (1) What is meant by "restructuring"?; (2) What forces are pushing toward achieving a different order of results with the changing student population?; (3) What are the nature and scope of the principal restructuring proposals?; (4) What is involved in restructuring a school?; and (5) How does one create a design for a school that will achieve a different order of results? The purpose of each activity is described, as well as a suggested process to achieve that purpose. Finally, examples of materials to implement the process are listed. The second part provides two examples that illustrate how the activities and materials in part 1 were implemented. The first example describes the origins, participants, and outcomes of the three-day retreat. The second example describes how a superintendent and principal of one district adapted part 1's activities and materials to an intra-district program. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. School Study Council.; Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.