ERIC Number: ED411221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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How Schools Might Be Governed and Why.
Sarason, Seymour B.
This is a critique of the current system of governance in public education. Chapters include: (1) "Statement of the Problem," which introduces the issues related to educational reform and provides some examples of previous successes and failures; (2) "The Non-Learning, Non-Self-Correcting System," in which the current system is described as not being capable of reform; (3) "The Context of Productive Learning," in which adults are held to be responsible for determining where the child is and reaching the child; (4) "The Governors: Teachers and Parents," with different recommendations for governance at each level of public education and an emphasis on responsibility being assigned to both parents and teachers for educational outcomes; (5) "Some Self-Correcting Features"; (6) "Are Principals Necessary?"; (7) "Redefining Resources"; (8) "Beyond the Classroom"; (9) "The Preparation of Educators," which includes a proposal for a year-long field experience in classrooms at all grade levels for all education students; and (10) "A System That Does Not and Cannot Learn." (Contains 58 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Higher Education, Parent School Relationship, Participative Decision Making, Politics of Education, Power Structure, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Schools, School Administration, School Restructuring, Social Change
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (hardback: ISBN-0-8077-3642-2, $46.00; paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3641-4, $21.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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