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Presentation
School districts’ roles as institutional actors in improving achievement and advancing equity
University Council for Educational Administration
  • Andrea K. Rorrer, University of Utah
  • Linda E. Skrla, Texas A&M University
  • James J. Scheurich, Texas A&M University
Document Type
Conference Presentation
Location
Kansas City, MO
Conference Dates
November 5-7, 2004
Date of Presentation
11-7-2004
Disciplines
Abstract
Based on an extensive and critical review of research on districts from the past twenty years, the authors of this paper propose a theory of districts as institutional actors in improving achievement and advancing equity. In our theory, districts serve four primary and interdependent roles. These roles include providing leadership for instruction, reorienting the organization, establishing policy coherence, and maintaining an equity focus.
Citation Information
Andrea K. Rorrer, Linda E. Skrla and James J. Scheurich. "School districts’ roles as institutional actors in improving achievement and advancing equity" University Council for Educational Administration (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/linda-skrla/108/