ERIC Number: ED404720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Seeking Common Ground on Education Reform: An Annotated Collection of Resources [and] Policy Options for Seeking Common Ground in Education.
Crohn, Leslie; Hagans, Rex W.
Reforming schools involves change and, like all change, it faces opposition. This 2-part report is designed to help local school and community leaders involved in education who are experiencing growing opposition to school improvement efforts. The first part includes materials and resources educational leaders can use to promote change. Each entry includes information about the publication or resource and a description of its contents or services. The materials and resources are listed under three topics: (1) garnering support for educational reform; (2) understanding the concerns of opposition groups; and (3) adapting policy and procedures in response to opposition. The second part includes information on how to understand community conflicts and promote change; it provides three hypothetical case studies of different communities involved in change. Key to carrying out school-improvement efforts is garnering public support. School leaders must listen carefully to community concerns, concentrate on the majority interest, and be clear about goals. Educators must also understand how their changing communities can influence school-improvement efforts. And the community must be involved in the decisions made during school reform. (First part contains 24 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: Two parts; separately bound.