ERIC Number: ED244389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Summary of Major Reports on Education.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This document condenses the recommendations of 10 major reports: "The Paideia Proposal"; "America's Competitive Challenge: The Need for a National Response"; "High School: A Report on Secondary Education in America"; "Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do"; "A Place Called School: Prospects for the Future"; "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform"; "Educating Americans for the 21st Century"; "Meeting the Need for Quality: Action in the South"; "Action for Excellence: A Comprehensive Plan to Improve Our Nation's Schools"; "Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Policy." The reports are summarized in four major areas: (1) recommendations about curriculum (goals, core curriculum, mastery of language, computers and new technology, vocational education); (2) recommendations about teachers and teaching (better training, better and different compensation, better working conditions, certification, connecting teachers with the outside world, teaching); (3) recommendations about school organization and management (administrative policy, staffing, structure of the school day/week/year); and (4) recommendations about process and roles: groups outside the school (federal government, state governments, school districts, colleges and universities, leaders outside education). Notes on the major recommendations are listed in tables. The document also includes a list of upcoming national reports. (PB)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, National Surveys
ECS Distribution Center, Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($8.00 prepaid or purchase order).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Boyer (Ernest L); Business Higher Education Forum; College Entrance Examination Board; Goodlad (John I); Mortimer Adler; National Commission on Excellence in Education; National Science Board Commission; Southern Regional Education Board; Task Force on Education for Economic Growth; Twentieth Century Fund