ERIC Number: ED400133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Restructuring Manitoba Secondary Schools. Rural Education Research Series No. 3.
Britton, Stephen C.
Manitoba's secondary school system is under increasing pressure to respond to economic and social changes transforming the province. This report explores existing strategies related to curriculum development and adaptation, instruction, assessment, and leadership that could be used to restructure Manitoba secondary schools. A literature review examines the meaning of restructuring; restructuring rationale; history of high school reform; restructuring strategies for curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership; and special concerns of small rural secondary schools. Also reviewed are the structure and goals of secondary education in Manitoba, as well as current practices in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership. Fifteen secondary schools in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Alberta were identified as conducting restructuring experiments. Qualitative case studies revealed that 11 of the schools used one or more of the following strategies: (1) restructured curriculum (curriculum adaptation to achieve magnet school status, curriculum negotiation between teachers and students, interdisciplinary curriculum); (2) restructured instruction (independent learning, project-centered learning, authentic learning based on a production process); (3) restructured student evaluation (performance assessment, alternative assessment); and (4) restructured leadership roles (transformational leadership, strategic planning). Ways that rural Manitoba secondary schools could implement such strategies are suggested. Contains 81 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Rural Schools, School Restructuring, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Rural Development Institute, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada R7A 6A9 ($10.70).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Authoring Institution: Brandon Univ. (Manitoba). Rural Development Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Canada