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Restructuring Schooling: Learning from Ongoing Efforts


reviewed by Ann Lieberman 1994

coverTitle: Restructuring Schooling: Learning from Ongoing Efforts
Author(s): Joseph Murphy, Philip Hallinger
Publisher: Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 0803960611, Pages: , Year: 1993
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"Restructuring schools" has become the reform slogan of the 1990s. The editors of this volume attempt to go beyond the slogan by showing what actual schools involved in the process of restructuring look like, and what lessons can be learned from the eight case studies that make up this book. As they note in the first chapter, these cases illustrate the pioneering educators' actions and the development of their convictions and philosophies. Restructuring schools to meet the needs of a postindustrial society has been on federal, state, and local agendas since the Nation at Risk report in 1983.[1] The dissatisfaction with public education has resulted in national pressure for school reform and in successive waves of reform initiatives. Many states and localities have mounted comprehensive programs without much idea of what the process looks like, what educational principles and values are important, or how to support these complex human and organizational efforts. Attempting to fill this hiatus by providing case studies of what schools in the process of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 96 Number 1, 1994, p. 125-127
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 69, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 9:16:30 AM

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