ERIC Number: ED228711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Tennessee Comprehensive Education Study, 1981-82. A Task Force Review of Public Education.
Payne, William H., Ed.
A task force appointed by the Tennessee Legislature was charged with examining state public education in the areas of educational goals, governance, quality, and fund distribution. Subcommittees were formed to study K-12 education, vocational-technical education, higher education, and professional schools. Multiple techniques were utilized to gather data. Four statewide surveys gathered information from the general public and from teachers, administrators, board members, and others at the K-12, vocational-technical, and higher education levels. The first chapter, on the organizational plan of the study, is followed by economic and financial factors affecting public education and a review of state educational legislation and its shortcomings. The four subcommittee chapters contain the committees' assessments and their immediate and long-term recommendations. The last chapter summarizes the study findings and contains the recommendations approved by the entire task force. The appendixes contain legislation authorizing the study, data tables, and bibliographies for each chapter. (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Governance, Government School Relationship, Long Range Planning, Postsecondary Education, Public Education, State Surveys, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Comprehensive Education Study Task Force, Nashville.
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