Are You Ready to Restructure?: A Guidebook for Educators, Parents, and Community Members / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- SAGE Publications
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.
Table of ContentsIntroductionPART ONE: WHY RESTRUCTURE?Perspectives on Change in EducationRationale for RestructuringFundamental Beliefs and AssumptionsPART TWO: WHAT DOES RESTRUCTURING LOOK LIKE?Educational Standards and AssessmentChanges in Curriculum and InstructionChanges Surrounding the ClassroomPART THREE: HOW WILL ROLES CHANGE FOR EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS?Changing Roles of Educators and StudentsChanging Roles of Parents and CommunityChanging Roles of School Board, Central Offices, and Teacher AssociationsPART FOUR: HOW CAN A SCHOOL BEGIN TO RESTRUCTURE?Building Readiness for RestructuringCreating Alignment for RestructuringVisions of a Restructured School