Walberg, H. J. (Ed.) (2007). Handbook on restructuring and substantial school improvement. Lincoln, IL: Center on Innovation & Improvement. Retrieved August 7, 2007 from
The purpose of this book is to provide principles for restructuring and improving schools. The Handbook is divided into three sections. The first section is an overview of restructuring, as the authors explain the meaning of restructuring within the context of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and present early research findings on restructuring schools. The second section includes six modules addressing restructuring efforts and NCLB. Focus topics include district-wide initiatives for improvement, the role of district leadership in improvement efforts, restructuring options and change processes, restructuring through learning-focused leadership, changing and monitoring instruction, and systems for improved teaching and learning. The third and final section addresses indicators of successful restructuring and provides a checklist of actions for supporting an effective restructuring plan. This section can also be used as an instrument to help schools identify needs and strengths of their own restructuring process.
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