ERIC Number: ED416573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
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Casebook on School Reform.
Miller, Barbara, Ed.; Kantrov, Ilene, Ed.
Casebooks are becoming an increasingly popular format within education for structuring conversations around challenging issues. Although most education cases provide simple snapshots of classroom interactions, the cases provided in this text focus on some of the challenges faced by educators and communities intent upon reforming entire schools and districts. It tries to offer educators ways to analyze and reflect on the issues of school reform as these issues emerge in particular settings. The book also focuses on different aspects of school reform, asking such questions as "What is the nature of collegiality that supports reform?" and "How is consensus for reform built across the school and larger community?" The cases provided here--all fictionalized accounts of events--were written to reach various audiences. They were developed through interviews with individuals who have encountered similar school reform challenges. The book contains six sets of case materials and each set includes a brief introduction, a cast of characters, the case narrative, and concludes with a detailed facilitator's guide, which offers background information on the case and its major issues. A sequence of activities for guiding the case discussion is provided. (RJM)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, School Restructuring
Heinemann Publishing, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($18.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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