Describes the process of collaborative educational reform in the context of the professional development school model. First-person stories describe how "reformed" schools and universities look and assess the impact of such reform on students, teachers, and colleges of education.
Lessons from Restructuring Experiences describes the process of collaborative educational reform in the context of the professional development school model. First-person stories and literature reviews show how "reformed" schools and universities look and assess the impact of such reform on students, teachers, and colleges of education.
Intended for readers interested in establishing or assessing collaborative reform efforts, the book is organized in three units. The first provides an overview that will enhance readers' understanding of professional development schools and school restructuring. The authors review and highlight important concepts and processes in collaborative restructuring. The second unit brings the concepts and processes of collaborative change to life by sharing the stories of teachers and administrators in elementary and secondary professional development schools. The third unit addresses the complex issue of assessing the outcomes of restructuring in both schools and the university.
Nancy E. Hoffman is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Field Experiences; and W. Michael Reed is Professor of Instructional Technology, both in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at West Virginia University. Reed is the co-author of Educational Computing and Problem Solving; Computer Use in the Improvement of Writing; Multimedia and Megachange: New Directions for Educational Computing; and Hypermedia: Theory, Research, and Practice. Gwen Socol Rosenbluth is an English Teacher and Teacher Education Site Coordinator at Morgantown High School, Morgantown, West Virginia. She has been a Monongalia County Teacher of the Year.