Not by Schools Alone: Sharing Responsibility for America's Education Reform

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - Education - 240 pages

Not by Schools Alone takes a compelling look at the realities of modern education: attitude problems hindering change, isolation and bureaucratic rigidity, and proliferating social problems afflicting children and families. Author Sandra Waddock proposes that we all, whether in business, social service, or health care agencies, government or civic leaders, or simply parents, have roles to play and responsibilities to bear for education reform. For schools to change requires shifts of enormous proportions within schools themselves to reengineer the educational goals, content, processes, and systems to assure that all children learn at high levels. This cannot be done in a vacuum, but should and must be done by tapping the strengths of other key stakeholders in society and restructuring so that responsibility can be shared appropriately.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xiii
A Context of Change
5
The Social Fabric of Education
27
The Institutional Fabric of Education
47
The Realities and Responsibilities of Education
75
Not Alone Outside in Thinking
93
System Dynamics of School Failure
111
Structure as Possibility
135
Structure as Solution
159
Networks and Schools
175
Businesses and Other Employers Linked to Schools
197
Conclusions
215
REFERENCES
219
INDEX
229
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About the author (1995)

SANDRA A. WADDOCK is Associate Professor at Boston College's Carroll School of Management where she teaches Strategic Management and Social Issues in Management. She is widely published on the topics of public-private partnerships, corporate social performance, corporate community involvement, and business involvement in education. She has completed a major study on business involvement in systemic education reform for the Conference Board.

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