The contributors to this work, including Betty Lou Whitford, Rodman B. Webb and Linda Darling-Hammond, tell a set of stories about real schools, teachers and administrators who face district and state mandates concerning restructuring. It describes the trials and tribulations that they encounter and offers an insight into the lessons that can be learned from these individual experiences. This book provides educators and university faculty with a source guide of compelling case studies and analyses in which readers can see themselves and their contexts (or not) and learn lessons in the restructuring movement that the schools in this book had to learn for themselves. This text is intended for: educational researchers; administrators; policy makers; teachers; union leaders and students of school reform and improvement.
Publisher: Teachers' College Press