School districts’ roles as institutional actors in improving achievement and advancing equity
University Council for Educational Administration
Kansas City, MO
November 5-7, 2004
Date of Presentation
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.
Rorrer, Andrea K.; Skrla, Linda E.; and Scheurich, James J., "School districts’ roles as institutional actors in improving achievement and advancing equity" (2004). Benerd School of Education Faculty Presentations. 156.