ERIC Number: ED244394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-7
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Utah Commission on Educational Excellence.
Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
The Utah Commission on Educational Excellence was created by the Utah State Board of Education to recommend improvements in the quality of education and the efficiency of schools. This report begins by summarizing the commission's 27 final recommendations for significant change in the Utah education system. These recommendations look to a system where administrators are more concerned with instructional support than with administrative details, where teachers are participants in the decision-making process and are provided incentives for personal growth, where students are held to strict academic requirements in basic study areas, and where parents contribute to the education process. Detailed reports are presented by subcommittees on (1) recruiting, retaining, and rewarding superior teachers; (2) restructuring the school curriculum; and (3) using time for instruction. Two appendixes are presented: an essay by Curtis Van Alfen on "Bringing about Change in the Public Schools" and a list of the 25 recommendations adopted by the Utah State Board of Education. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Participative Decision Making, State Boards of Education, State School District Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation, Teacher Recruitment, Time Management, Time on Task
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: Utah; Utah State Board of Education