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Designed for those seriously considering fundamental change in their schools, this book includes material of interest not only to education boards, administrators and teachers but also to parents, students and community members. Topics explored include: the definition of restructuring; reasons to restructure; and how restructuring affects the curriculum, the classroom and the respective roles of teachers, students and parents.
PART ONE: WHY RESTRUCTURE?
Perspectives on Change in Education
Rationale for Restructuring
Fundamental Beliefs and Assumptions
PART TWO: WHAT DOES RESTRUCTURING LOOK LIKE?
Educational Standards and Assessment
Changes in Curriculum and Instruction
Changes Surrounding the Classroom
PART THREE: HOW WILL ROLES CHANGE FOR EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS?
Changing Roles of Educators and Students
Changing Roles of Parents and Community
Changing Roles of School Board, Central Offices, and Teacher Associations
PART FOUR: HOW CAN A SCHOOL BEGIN TO RESTRUCTURE?
Building Readiness for Restructuring
Creating Alignment for Restructuring
Visions of a Restructured School