ERIC Number: ED470427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Changing by Design: A Comprehensive Approach to School Reform. [Booklet with Audiotapes].
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Comprehensive school reform (CSR) focuses on reorganizing and revitalizing entire schools, rather than on implementing individual programs. The idea behind CSR is that schools cannot educate all students to high levels unless all the education system's components work together toward a common goal. Choosing a CSR model can be difficult and frustrating; models, and the information they deliver, vary widely. This multimedia package (a booklet and two audiotapes) presents CSR models and offers guidance on implementing them. The booklet, "Changing by Design: Comprehensive School Reform" (Elizabeth Holman), offers an overview of CSR. It defines CSR; answers the two most frequently asked questions (How much does it cost? and Does it work?); examines factors that have an effect on successful implementation of CSR; and addresses what issues schools and districts should be aware of. The second part of the booklet provides brief descriptions of 17 CSR models. The booklet contains 29 resources, which include guides, reports, and organization Web sites. In Tape 1, "A National Discussion," a panel of policymakers and education experts share their views on CSR. Tape 2, "Stories from the Field," visits several schools and districts that have adopted proven approaches to comprehensive school reform. (WFA)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Change Strategies, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Methods
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1120 East Diehl Road, Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563. Tel: 630-649-6500; Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free); Fax: 630-649-6700; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/pbriefs/98/98-1toc.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Note: Produced by the NCREL School Development Outreach Project.