ERIC Number: ED390179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Are You Ready To Restructure? A Guidebook for Educators, Parents, and Community Members.
Conley, David T.
This book serves as a resource guide to help people engage in a healthy, informed discussion of restructuring possibilities. Its focus is on creating readiness for school restructuring, which differs from both renewal and reform. Each chapter is similar in structure and designed to stand on its own. Each is short enough to be quickly read and then discussed at regular meetings of a group investigating restructuring at a school. Twelve chapters address the following questions: (1) Why restructure? (2) What does restructuring look like? (3) How will roles change for educators and community members? and (4) How can a school begin to restructure? Specific topics include: fundamental beliefs and assumptions of restructuring; assessment and standards; curriculum and instruction; student grouping; charter schools; educational technology; changing roles of parents and community; and changing roles of school boards, central offices, and teacher association. Each chapter concludes with a series of questions that raise key issues. Appendices contain a list of organizations concerned with restructuring, questions that determine focal points for programs of school restructuring, and an annotated bibliography of 24 sources. (LMI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), School Organization, School Restructuring, Standards
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community; Parents
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