ERIC Number: ED379281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
How Teachers Are Changing Schools. First Edition.
IMPACT II--The Teachers Network, New York, NY.
The Teachers Network created The Teachers Voice Initiative to bring teachers together and empower them to create their vision of the future of education. This book presents the perspectives of participating teachers, who report on their experiences as agents of change and designers of curriculum. Papers include: "Teacher Leadership for Creating Innovative Schools" (Linda Darling-Hammond); "Where Does Change Begin? Change Starts in the Classroom, Reform Begins with the Classroom Teacher" (Joyce Kent); "What Happens When Teachers Open Their Classroom Doors and Let the World In? Learning Will Never Be the Same" (Nancy Powell); "Weekend Writer's Briefcase" (Lynn Cherkasky-Davis); "How Teachers Are Forming Teams To Create Change" (Alfred T. Ludwig); "Is Anybody Listening?" (Priscilla Franks and Mary McGirr); "BEST [Building an Educational Support Team] Reform" (Patricia McHugh); "Envisioning the Future...A Process for Change" (Carol M. Bantz); "The School-Based Management Team" (Deanne Delehanty); "Account of a School in the Throes of Restructuring" (Joyce Kent); "Middle School Reform: The DeVeaux Plan" (Mary R. Zaye); "Reaching Out to the Community" (Doris Griffin); "Koffee Klatches" (Robert Liftig and Raymond Pace); "The Galileo Family Project" (Charles Hibbard and others); "Beginnings, A Homegrown Recipe for Creating a School-within-a-School at Chapel Hill High School" (Judith D. Jones); "Teacher-Designed Schools" (Lynn Cherkasky-Davis); "Charter Schools: Innovations in Educational Reform" (Todd Ullah); and "Assessing Our Reform Efforts" (Leslie Tarbet). Four case studies are presented. Team Teaching at the Walt Disney School (Chicago, Illinois), by Lynette Hill; Santa Ynez Valley Union High School (California), by Jon Snyder;, Lompoc Valley Middle School Challenger Program (California), by Marianne D'Emidio-Caston; and The Foundation School housed within the Florence B. Price Elementary School in Chicago (Illinois), by Lynette Hill. A bibliography of 30 school change resources and a list of 22 organizations and networks supporting school change are provided. (JDD)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, House Plan, Leadership, School Based Management, School Community Relationship, School Restructuring, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role, Team Teaching, Teamwork
IMPACT II--The Teachers Network, 285 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013-2272 ($13.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: IMPACT II--The Teachers Network, New York, NY.
Note: Prepared with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Sega Youth, Education and Health Foundation.