ERIC Number: ED384992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Improving Schools from the Bottom Up: From Effective Schools to Restructuring. Summary Volume.
Shields, Patrick M.; And Others
This document presents findings from a congressionally mandated study of school-based reform, which developed in tandem with congressional interest in making the Chapter 2 program more focused on school-improvement efforts. Data were obtained from a survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,550 school districts; mail and telephone surveys of all state education agencies; and case studies of reform efforts in 5 states, 16 school districts, and 32 schools. Following the introductory chapter, the second chapter offers school portraits and survey data to describe the nature and extent of school-based reform. The third chapter describes how schools and local districts work together to support school-based reform. The fourth chapter describes the role of states and the federal government in facilitating and inhibiting school change. Promising school-based reform efforts occurred in schools that focused on the classroom (curriculum, teaching, and learning); developed a collaborative professional culture; and made maximum effort to develop professional capacities. Eleven exhibits and 11 figures are included. Contains 14 references. (LMI)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Improvement, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, School Based Management, School Effectiveness, School Restructuring, State Surveys
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.