ERIC Number: ED421741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
New American Schools after Six Years.
Glennan, Thomas K., Jr.
This book describes the evolution of New American Schools (NAS) and its strategy for reform during its first 6 years of operation. After a short introduction in chapter 1, chapter 2 outlines the potential contribution of school designs and design-based assistance to education reform, focusing on the nature of NAS designs, the character of design-based assistance, the assessment of progress and adjustment of implementation activities, resources and time to enable school transformation, and strategies for implementation. Chapter 3 presents the lessons learned during implementation and offers advice on matching teams with schools, on aggregating investment resources, and on promoting professional development. Chapter 4 details challenges for design teams seeking self-sufficiency, such as supporting design teams, setting prices for services and materials, building a staff, and assisting business planning. Chapter 5 discusses what schools can expect from whole-school designs. This chapter also contains an evaluation of NAS design implementation. Two appendices provide an overview of the evaluation of NAS and design team descriptions. (Contains 36 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Design, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Program Evaluation, School Administration, Systems Approach
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New American Schools Development Corp.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.