ERIC Number: ED243807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Use of a Policy Process Model to Analyze Implemented Educational Policy and Predict Future Policy Developments.
Walker, John H.; Kozma, Ernest J.
A process policy model that contains a broad range of categories and matrices that can be used to generate questions is used to analyze the development and application of selected segments of the South Carolina Educator Improvement Act. This act is a comprehensive legislative endeavor to upgrade public education in South Carolina. This paper analyzes, in chart form, four policies that were the result of this act. Policies evaluated include: (1) basic skills test for undergraduate education majors; (2) one semester of student teaching and state mandated system of teacher evaluation; (3) passing score on the National Teacher Subject Area Examinations; and (4) statewide evaluation of experienced teachers and the contract system. The process policy model is also used to predict future trends in teacher education and certification. The appendix, prepared by the South Carolina Department of Education, provides an analysis of Act #187 to provide for the training, employment, and evaluation of public educators. This analysis contains three parts: (1) definition of terms; (2) flow chart for teacher employment and evaluation; and (3) a listing of responsibilities assigned to boards, agencies, school districts, and individuals. (JMK)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Beginning Teachers, Educational Policy, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Standardized Tests, State Legislation, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Carolina Educator Improvement Act
Note: Flow chart has small print.