Restructuring Schools

Promising Practices and Policies

  • Maureen T. Hallinan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Maureen T. Hallinan
      Pages 1-7
  3. School Organization and Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. James S. Coleman
      Pages 11-29
    3. Aaron M. Pallas, Anna Neumann
      Pages 31-55
    4. Barbara Heyns
      Pages 57-80
    5. Peter W. Cookson Jr., Charlotte S. Lucks
      Pages 99-110
  4. Organizing Students for Instruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Adam Gamoran, Maureen T. Hallinan
      Pages 113-131
    3. Jennifer S. Manlove, David P. Baker
      Pages 133-153
  5. Classroom Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Elizabeth G. Cohen, Rachel A. Lotan, Nicole Holthuis
      Pages 157-174
    3. Barbara Schneider, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Shaunti Knauth
      Pages 175-195
  6. School-to-Work Transitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Alan C. Kerckhoff
      Pages 199-233
    3. James E. Rosenbaum, Stephanie Alter Jones
      Pages 235-258
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-263

About this book


Restructuring Schools presents conceptual and empirical models of school organization for promoting students' achievement. Papers by nationally recognized educational sociologists examine four dimensions of the educational process-school organization and governance, organization of students for instruction, classroom processes, and school-to-work transitions-and suggest methods to increase the effectiveness of each. The volume also explores the innovative concept of output-driven education which redirects attention to student achievement as an outcome variable.


Institution Motivation Nation attention education learning quality school organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Maureen T. Hallinan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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