ERIC Number: ED376582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Conversation Pieces: An Overview of Restructuring Issues.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
In this document, the Research for Better Schools (RBS) task force developed an overview of restructuring issues to help RBS staff prepare for a June 1989 staff development program on school restructuring. Two major sections focus on the dimensions of restructuring--student learning and organizational relationships. Each section presents a short discussion of the major points concerning each theme, a series of issues to be considered, and an annotated bibliography. The first section examines the central issue of how to improve student learning. Some of the suggested solutions include: (1) revise student standards; (2) reorganize curriculum and instruction; (3) increase student engagement in learning; (4) teach for thinking; and (5) meet students' comprehensive needs. The second section examines the changes that can be made in the relationships among educators to better support student learning. Those engaged in restructuring suggest that promoting teacher professionalism; changing the locus of decision making to the school site; or altering traditional relationships among schools, districts, and state departments of education may provide solutions. One figure is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.