Restructuring in the Classroom: Teaching, Learning, and School Organization / Edition 1

Restructuring in the Classroom: Teaching, Learning, and School Organization / Edition 1

by Richard F. Elmore, Penelope L. Peterson, Sarah J. McCarthey
     
 

ISBN-10: 078790239X

ISBN-13: 9780787902391

Pub. Date: 03/15/1996

Publisher: Wiley

For the past decade, most efforts at educational reform have centered around the school restructuring movement—the idea that changing the way schools are organized will change how teachers teach and how students learn. Yet until recently there was very little research on the effects of school restructuring and how it actually affects what goes on inside the

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For the past decade, most efforts at educational reform have centered around the school restructuring movement—the idea that changing the way schools are organized will change how teachers teach and how students learn. Yet until recently there was very little research on the effects of school restructuring and how it actually affects what goes on inside the classroom. Restructuring in the Classroom goes into the classrooms of three elementary schools to take a detailed look at how teachers responded to changes in structure in their schools. The authors interviewed principals, teachers, parents, support staff, and district personnel to produce in-depth case studies of schools at various stages of restructuring, showing what the school had done to change its structure and how those changes had occurred. Selecting four teachers in each school for closer observation and discussion, the authors reveal how those teachers responded to the changes around them in their day-to-day practice in the classroom. They show, for example, how teaching practice is or is not affected by changes in the way students are grouped for learning, in the way teachers relate to groups of students and to each other, and in the way time is allocated to subject matter. The provocative portraits of schools and teachers in Restructuring in the Classroom will give anyone interested in school reform an in-depth picture of what the process of school restructuring looks like from within.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787902391
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/1996
Series:
Education Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Puzzle of Organization and Practice.

LAKEVIEW SCHOOL.

2. A Principal Leads the Way.

3. Teams and Themes.

4. Self-Esteem and Self-Expression.

5. Structure and Practice.

WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

6. The Development of a District's Flagship.

7. Active Learning in Mathematics.

8. Developing Teams.

9. A Model of School Restructuring?

NORTHEASTERN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

10. An Alternative School is Born.

11. Reading and Writing.

12. Learning Science.

13. Fitting Structure to Practice.

14. Conclusion: Restructuring Teaching.

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