ERIC Number: ED460172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
On...Transformed, Inclusive Schools: A Framework To Guide Fundamental Change in Urban Schools.
Ferguson, Dianne L.; Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Smith, Anne
This report presents a systemic change framework for creating inclusive urban schools. It explains that if a key feature of reform focuses on multicultural education as a fundamental social and educational transformation, then opportunities for all students to achieve educational equity will be realized in U.S. schools. The first section of the report explains the importance of transforming schools to provide high quality education for all students, noting that transformed schools result in unified educational systems. The second section presents the systemic change framework, which includes four interconnected levels: student effort (student learning); professional effort (group practice and professional development, learning standards, learning assessment, family participation in teaching and learning, and teaching design and practices); school organization effort (physical environment and facilities, culture of change and improvement, structure and use of time, resource development and allocation, close school-community relationships, and governance and leadership); and district effort(district-community partnership, resources development and allocation, culture of renewal and improvement, organizational support, inquiry on schools and schooling, student services, and systemic infrastructure and organizational support). (Contains 104 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Multicultural Education, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, School Districts, Teachers, Urban Schools
For full text: http://www.edc.org/urban.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Newton, MA. National Inst. for Urban School Improvement.