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Charting Chicago School Reform

Democratic Localism As A Lever For Change, 1st Edition

By Anthony Bryk, Penny Bender Sebring, David Kerbow, Sharon Rollow, John Easton


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In 1989, Chicago began an experiment with radical decentralization of power and authority. This book tells the story of what happened to Chicago's elementary schools in the first four years of this reform. Implicit in this reform is the theory that expanded local democratic participation would stimulate organizational change within schools, which i

Table of Contents

Prologue -- Framing Our Analysis: Locating Chicago School Reform Within an Institutional Change Perspective -- Politics as a Lever for Organizational Change -- Catalyzing Basic Organizational Change at the Building Level -- Instructional Change -- Testing the Basic Logic of the Chicago School Reform Act -- A Closer Look at Actively Restructuring Schools -- Major Lessons from the Initiating Phase of Chicago School Reform

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Anthony Bryk, David Kerbow, Sharon Rollow, John Easton

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