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Reconstitution, small schools, school-based management, etc.

Challenges of Urban Education and Efficacy of School Reform

ISBN: 978-0-76230-426-4, eISBN: 978-1-84950-025-8

Publication date: 11 December 2002


This chapter addresses three reform strategies that have been employed in American schools to effect improved teaching and learning, particularly better student performance on standardized tests. These three reform initiatives are school-based management, small school initiatives, and reconstitution of failing schools. All of these strategies seek to change the way schools are structured, governed and operated. This chapter provides an overview of these reform initiatives and discusses how each of these has been implemented in America's public schools. Some examples of states or school districts where these initiatives have been broadly implemented are presented and discussed.


Lyons, J.E. (2002), "Reconstitution, small schools, school-based management, etc.", Hunter, R.C. and Brown, F. (Ed.) Challenges of Urban Education and Efficacy of School Reform (Advances in Educational Administration, Vol. 6), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 313-337.



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