ERIC Number: ED242860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Review of the Major Current Reports on Secondary Education. Urban Diversity Series Number 88.
Passow, A. Harry
This volume summarizes the reports of the following commissions and study groups on secondary school reform: (1) National Commission on Excellence in Education ("A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform"); (2) Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ("High School: A Report on Secondary Education in America," by Ernest Boyer); (3) John Goodlad's Study of Schooling ("A Place Called School: Prospects for the Future"); (4) Paideia Group ("The Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto," by Mortimer Adler); (5) Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Federal Elementary and Secondary Education ("Making the Grade"); (6) College Board Educational EQuality Project ("Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do"); (7) Education Commission of the States ("Action for Excellence: A Comprehensive Plan to Improve Our Nation's Schools"); (8) National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology ("Educating Americans for the 21st Century: A Report to the American People and the National Science Board"); (9) A Study of High Schools, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Independent Schools ("Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School," by Theodore Sizer); (10) The Need for Quality Project, sponsored by the Task Force on Higher Education and the Southern Regional Education Board ("The Need for Quality"); (11) a study by Gerald Grant, at Syracuse University, that grew out of a request by the National Council on Educational Research for a report on what makes a good school ("Education, Character and American Schools: Are Effective Schools Good Enough?"); (12) a project initiated by Stephen Bailey to examine historical and comtemporary values which underlie public education ("An Education of Value," by Marvin Lazerson et al.); (13) Wisconsin Program for the Renewal and Improvement of Secondary Education ("Improvement of Secondary Education through Research: Five Longitudinal Case Studies," by Herbert Klausmeier et al.); (14) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ("Redefining General Education for the American High School," by Gordon Cawelti); and (15) the Scarsdale Group ("The Scarsdale Conference on the College-Preparatory High School," by Barbara Fogel). (ML)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Role, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Equal Education, High Schools, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Relevance (Education), School Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($8.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Note: Appendix to "Reforming Schools in the 1980s: A Critical Review of the National Reports." see UD 023 661.