ERIC Number: ED236153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Educator's Digest of Reform: A Comparison of 16 Recent Proposals for Improving America's Schools.
This digest of recent proposals for educational reform provides a reference guide for those who wish to study these proposals in depth. Reports included are: (1) "Academic Preparation for College" (College Board Project Equality); (2) "ACSA's Recommendations on Standards" (Association of California School Administrators); (3) "Action for Excellence" (Education Commission of the States); (4) "Educational Reform: A Response from Educational Leaders" (Forum of Educational Organization Leaders); (5) "Education and Economic Progress" (Carnegie Corporation); (6) "High School" (Ernest L. Boyer); (7) "Improving Student Performance in California: Recommendations for the California Roundtable"; (8) "Making the Grade: Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Policy"; (9) "Merit Pay Task Force Report" (U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor); (10) "NASSP Develops Positions..." (National Association of Secondary School Principals); (11) "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education); (12) "The Paideia Proposal" and "Paideia Problems and Possibilities" (Mortimer J. Adler); (13) "A Place Called School" (John I. Goodlad); (14) "Raising Expectations: Model Graduation Requirements: Approved Unanimously by the California State Board of Education on June 10, 1983"; (15) "Senate Bill 813, Chapter 498 of the Statutes of 1983: The Hughes-Hart Education Act of 1983" (California State Legislature); and (16) "University of California Requirements for Freshman Admission (Effective 1986)." Part 1 discusses the proposals and their points of agreement, and includes charts showing their coverage of major issues. Part 2 contains a summary of each reform proposal, along with ordering information. In part 3, recommendations of all 16 proposals are compared by topic. Part 4 contains abstracts of selected school improvement reports, research studies, and subject-specific recommendations supplemental to the 16 main proposals. The final section provides a complete listing of the reports cited in parts 2, 3, and 4, plus a brief bibliography of useful background readings. (JD)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society), Position Papers, Program Proposals, Reports, School Administration, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Teacher Education
SMERC Information Center, San Mateo County Office of Education, 333 Main St., Redwood City, CA 94063 ($10). Payment made out to County Schools Service Fund must accompany order.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA. SMERC Information Center.