ERIC Number: ED407721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Process-Centered School: Sustaining a Renaissance Community.
Costa, Arthur L., Ed.; Liebmann, Rosemarie M., Ed.
The time has come to shift the focus from the "what" of knowledge (content) to the "how" of learning (processes). This book is the third in a series of three books in the Process as Content trilogy. The book offers suggestions and strategies for educators beginning the journey of transferring education into a process-oriented paradigm. The book views redesign of the curriculum as the main component of re-visioning the school. Following the foreword by Peter M. Senge, and the preface to the trilogy and the preface to the process-centered school both by Arthur L. Costa and Rosemarie M. Liebman, the essays include: (1) "Constructing the Metaphors for Process" (Diane P. Zimmerman); (2) "Spreading the Good Word: Communicating with the School Community To Support Change" (Alison Preece); (3) "Organizational Learning: The Essential Journey" (Laura Lipton and Robert Melamede); (4) "Designing Learning for a New Work Environment: Key Values and Skills" (Michael A. Pennella); (5) "Staff Development: A Process Approach" (Fred H. Wood); (6) "Preparing New Teachers: Process as Curriculum" (Gloria Appelt Slick); (7) "Developing Adaptive Schools in a Quantum Universe" (Robert J. Garmston and Bruce Wellman); (8) "The Norms of Collaboration: Attaining Communicative Competence" (William Baker, Arthur L. Costa, and Stanley Shalit); (9) "The Process of Coaching: Mediating Growth toward Holonomy" (Arthur L. Costa and Robert J. Garmston); (10) "Developing a Scoring Rubric for a Process School" (Charles Lavaroni); (11) "Capturing the Spirit: Process Pervades the Organization" (Joseph M. Saban); (12) "Searching for Evidence: Toward a Renaissance Community" (Arthur L. Costa and Rosemarie M. Liebman); and (13) "Change: The Journey Begins" (Arthur L. Costa and Rosemarie M. Liebman). The prologue by Louis Rubin is titled "The Essence: Process as Content." Contains 13 figures, 9 tables, an index, and individual chapter references. (LMI)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Development, Professional Development, School Restructuring, Scoring Rubrics
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
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